When freeways are dismantled, economic and social benefits often follow. A mid-20th Century mechanistic view fails to understand such outcomes.
Detroit may not the richest US city, but it's a place where millennials can build wealth, reports urban planner Andres Duany.
Arthur C. Nelson explains why pro-sprawl pundit Wendell Cox has it backwards when he claimed in the The Wall Street Journal that smart growth policies caused the housing crash.
Innovation and access to good employees -- two reasons why businesses are choosing to locate in walkable downtowns and towns centers.
More than 10,000 jobs have been added to downtown Detroit in the last few years, and that number is expected to top 15,000 by 2015.
A couple of recent stories on Better! Cities & Towns point to an ongoing problem: New Urbanism, smart growth, and related trends need to work on their appeal to working class and minority groups.
Upward mobility is strongly correlated with compact, walkable communities — largely in cities but also in suburbs.
To look more closely at the connection between mobility and sprawl, we compared the mobility rates to neighborhood Walk Scores. Our results lend support to Paul Krugman’s hypothesis.
Nobel Prize winner and Times columnist Paul Krugman examines how the spread-out development patterns of the US are keeping Horatio Alger down.
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and decline of suburbs is a fraud — but his argument ignores the facts.
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