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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.

It's all coming together in Providence

Since the mid-1980s, the city has seen a slow, but steady, resurgence. The renovation of old buildings and wise infrastructure decisions have helped the 200-year-old downtown.

Is it time to change the narrative about Detroit?

As recently as 2009, there were 48 large (five stories or taller) empty buildings downtown.  (Wow.)  But, today, the number is down to 13.

Damien Hirst plans surprisingly good town extension

Reported to be the world’s richest artist, Damien Hirst is building an extension to the thousand-year-old town of Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

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