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New shared-space waterfront for DC

A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets for the purpose of placemaking.

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.

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