Dealing with the current economy

A mixed-use waterfront for the city

A series of public spaces on the water that would allow people to live, work, and play in a water-related neighborhood in Ithaca—an unusual amenity in Upstate New York.

How zoning reform could help my town

We intend to look at how a form-based code, supported by smart transportation decisions, could advance the terrific goals set by citizens and community leaders.

Responsible tourism

How to preserve the goose that lays the golden egg

Complete Streets are safe, effective, affordable, report says

Complete Streets correlate with broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values, according to the most comprehensive study to date of this trend.

The economic value of a unique place

Decisions such as where to invest, where to work, where to retire, and where to vacation are all made based on what a community looks like, says a ULI scholar.

Cities are coming back, but urban poverty remains an immense challenge

Little has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric) than the mass exodus from older cities and towns in the latter half of the 20th century.

Dallas-Fort Worth is a laboratory for placemaking

The region is at a crossroads between Texas-sized sprawl and connected, walkable neighborhoods. Every national issue on land use and transportation is playing out in DFW and will be debated at CNU.

Jane Jacobs was right

Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social benefits for neighborhoods and urban centers, according to a study. 

Multimodal station and plan spur town’s revival

Uptown Station in Normal, Illinois—the first TIGER project to break ground four years ago—spurred impressive growth in transit and mixed-use private downtown investment.

Protecting watersheds as we grow our cities and towns

We don't have to choose between a growing population and healthy economy, on the one hand, and a healthy and sustainable environment, on the other. We really can have it both ways.

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