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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.

A new village wins Community of the Year

The Village of Providence, a remarkable project that was named the National Association of Homebuilders' Community of the Year for 2014, also launched my career in New Urbanism.

‘Good bones’ are the key to good urbanism

Now we have two systems—one with good bones, completed about 100 years ago. The other, without good bones, comprises most of our metro areas.

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.

Small cities and towns are urban places, too

The Washington Post recently told the story of Drew Murphy—an educated young man living the walkable urban life like many in his generation, with a twist. He doesn't live in the city.

Seven reasons behind the Shanghaiing of New York

How Big Finance and global forces are driving the shiny Starchitecture in New York, Paris, and London that is indistinguishable from skyscrapers in Dubai, Mumbai, and Shanghai.

'Deadwood City' no more, thanks to new code

With the help of a form-based code (FBC), Redwood City, California, has become the new Silicon Valley hot spot.

How to reduce vehicle pollution and save money globally

New report: More than $100 trillion in public and private spending could be saved between now and 2050 if the world were to expand public transportation, walking and bicycling.

Placemaking is critical for the local economy

Do you want your community to thrive in the future? If so, placemaking is a key to making that happen.

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