Crossing Campo Street from downtown Las Cruces into the Mesquite Historic District is like crossing between two urban worlds that are often misunderstood.
To forge a coalition for urban places, let’s start by trumpeting an important fact: The value of cities and towns transcends simple arithmetic. Part 1 in a 3-part series.
As urbanists, we know that our innate desire to feel connected is nothing trivial.
An article discusses a topic that is seldom mentioned, how the lives of existing residents are improved by "gentrification."
Are we creating child-free zones that are inhospitable to families with kids? And, if so, are we diminishing part of the cultural diversity that makes great cities?
A report details the mental health consequences for children of spending less time playing on their own. A mom in Texas was arrested for letting her kids play outside. The built environment is partly to blame.
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.
Complementing the "walkable" with a more purposeful focus on places where people feel comfortable sitting would lead to a more holistic and enhanced understanding of place.
I used to think homeowners’ associations had the potential to be great democratic institutions.
Thoughts on a vacation in a car-free place with free-range kids.
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