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Five steps to a complete community

Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.

New waterfront neighborhood planned for Oklahoma City

The Wheeler District seems like a perfect opportunity for a new in-town neighborhood.

Streetcar is approved for Columbia Pike

Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.

A better way to build in the suburbs

Here are 10 reasons why a new, small, apartment complex in Chico, California, creates a "place" in the suburbs.

Authors declare 'The beginning of the end of sprawl'

A strong trend toward walkable urban places is turning around development in the 30 top US metro areas, according to a study by Christopher Leinberger and Patrick Lynch.

Charter Awards honor wide variety of projects

A form-based code and affordable transit-oriented development tie for Grand Prize in CNU annual design awards.

New Urbanism’s impact on mid-sized and smaller cities

Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves.

Social striving propels the drive-only suburban machine

Coalitions and strategic politics — and shifting cultural values — can deliver the structural change needed to allow American urbanism to flower again, according to Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End.

The health of cities depends on place-based development more than big projects

Cities take a physical form that either supports or is stressful to people outside of a moving vehicle or building. Rybczynski, in his critique of New Urbanism, forgets that lesson.

Making multifamily truly urban

The multifamily industry is building more in walkable locations, but developers still need instruction on the manners of placemaking. Here are some hints.

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