Led by the Walton Family Foundation, Northwest Arkansas officials look to walkable urban solutions for future economic growth.
Designed properly, roundabouts enhance placemaking and the pedestrian experience.
Be careful about lazy research.
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.
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