When freeways are dismantled, economic and social benefits often follow. A mid-20th Century mechanistic view fails to understand such outcomes.
Boutique hotels are all the rage. Just about every downtown development group wants one. So we turn to Eric Brooks, a long-time pro in hotel development, to help us understand the niche.
Arthur C. Nelson explains why pro-sprawl pundit Wendell Cox has it backwards when he claimed in the The Wall Street Journal that smart growth policies caused the housing crash.
The current commodity driven system is prone to boom and bust cycles. Form-based planning facilitates the holistic development of enduring, diverse neighborhoods.
Innovation and access to good employees -- two reasons why businesses are choosing to locate in walkable downtowns and towns centers.
What a difference 15 years makes. In 1998, I lamented the loss of corporate jobs from Chicago to the suburbs. Today the buzz is about Motorola’s moving 3,000 jobs from Libertyville to the Loop.
The new frontier is within our existing towns, cities, and metropolitan areas. We need to grow inward and upward.
More than 10,000 jobs have been added to downtown Detroit in the last few years, and that number is expected to top 15,000 by 2015.
BuffaLove Development of Buffalo is described as a “microdeveloper.” They aren’t waiting for a government program to save older houses in their city.
Since it’s launch in 1993, Prince Charles’s Poundbury development in Dorcester, England, has set the standard as a high-quality, successful new town designed according to New Urbanism.
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