All news and opinion articles in chronological order with the most recent first.
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to consultant Jeff Speck.
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 11:33am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Despite inner-ring suburban problems, communities like Ferguson, Missouri, have significant potential for revival.
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 12:37pm
Charles Marohn, Better! Cities & Towns
We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval.
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 9:25am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Highly enlightening new data demonstrate the immense importance of walkability and transit in shaping how affordable large US cities are for a range of household types.
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 9:36am
Michael Lewyn, Better! Cities & Towns
An off-target Washington Post column complains that urban planners cater to only "hipsters and older, sophisticated urban dwellers" rather than "most middle-class residents."
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 9:28am
Jay Walljasper, Better Cities & Towns
Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a safer, comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 4:02pm
Jay Walljasper, Better Cities & Towns
New York and other cities confront the critical problem of pedestrian fatalities.
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 4:16pm
Better! Cities & Towns
The Cincinnati Form-Based Code led by Opticos was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Planning Tool or Process at the Congress for the New Urbanism’s 13th Annual Charter Awards in Buffalo, N.Y., held during CNU’s annual Congress, June 4 – 7. Cincinnati’s Form-Based Code, one of the largest of its kind in the country, was adopted last year.
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 9:40pm
Better! Cities & Towns
Urban Design Associates (UDA) recently collaborated with the State Unitary Enterprise “Research and Project Institute of Moscow City Master Plan” (IGP) on the design of the new business center for recently annexed territory southwest of Moscow’s city center.For more:
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 9:06pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
A Reuters article reported this astonishing statistic: 23 million rides have been taken in US bikeshare systems since 2007 with no reported fatalities.
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 11:57am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years support positive claims.
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 8:38am
Better! Cities & Towns
Reported to be the world’s richest artist, Damien Hirst is building an extension to the thousand-year-old town of Ilfracombe, Devon, England.
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 10:39am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Led by the Walton Family Foundation, Northwest Arkansas officials look to walkable urban solutions for future economic growth.
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 1:56pm
Michael Lewyn, Better! Cities & Towns
I agree that many consumers demand more walkable development, both in cities and in suburbs. But even in relatively prosperous, safe cities, the political obstacles to meeting this demand are enormous.
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 9:41am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Houston has some of the most impressive sprawl on the planet. The success of Sugar Land Town Square is inspiring other public spaces, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 11:07am
Better! Cities & Towns
Restaurants, retail, offices, and adobe homes pop-up in and around the long-suffering downtown damaged by urban renewal.
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 9:51am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
Let’s not pronounce sprawl dead just yet. Compared at least to the last five years, things might get a little worse before they get better. But the resurgence in city living is real.
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 9:05am
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
The new American Dream will transform cities and towns in the 21st Century. To understand it, we have to grasp a few features of the previous American Dream.
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 8:56am
Kaid Benfield, Better! Cities & Towns
American city dwellers place a high value on restaurants and farmers’ markets, historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much.
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 12:28pm
Robert Steuteville, Better! Cities & Towns
Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city. 
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 12:51pm