Vehicle miles traveled

On vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

Location is key to sustainable development

The environment fares best when we marry superior design to superior locations, respecting the importance of both critical issues, and especially when we infuse the result with green buildings.

Dangerously uninformed

I've often wondered about the actuarial approach used by auto insurance companies, but I’ve never had the data or specific insight to really question it.

How the ITE overestimates traffic

The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates traffic spurred by new development, measuring "phantom trips" that never materialize.

What’s in it for me? Why placemaking matters

Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch and a more detailed answer.

Do we need affordable housing or affordable living?

Two primary strategies will help to achieve affordable living: Reduce household transportation costs and support smaller living spaces.

Top 10 reasons for a new American Dream

For three generations, the American Dream was largely defined by continual suburban expansion. A new urban dream has emerged, and it is here to stay.

We're driving less, taking transit more. Let's invest accordingly

Because the new report is consistent with a multitude of information showing changes in living patterns and lifestyle preferences, we should shift more public resources into transit.

Automobile use dropping as population grows

Boston sees remarkable decline in automobile registrations even as the city grows faster than it has in a century.

The ‘driving boom’ is over

What does that mean for urban places, transportation, and policy?

How LEED-ND standards reduce driving and associated emissions

Development located, designed, and built to the standards of LEED for Neighborhood Development dramatically lowers rates of driving compared to average projects in the same metropolitan region.

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