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Anchor a revitalization with an arts plaza

Torti Gallas and Partners led a CNU "Legacy Charrette" team that recommended streetscape improvements and other pedestrian enhancements throughout the Six Points Urban Village.

What density-phobia gets wrong

Three myths underly Inga Saffron's recent article objecting to higher-density housing in urban areas.

Boston metro shifting toward walkable urban

Metropolitan Boston is poised to be one of the most walkable metro areas in the US, according to a new study by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University.

Are you getting the change you want from the status quo?

The future of communities is being written by land-use regulations. If we want to intentionally author our future, we had better get busy and consider the options.

Real Estate and Development Leaders Come Together at Real Estate Impact Conference in Downtown Miami

Both hotelier Ian Schrager and developer Richard LeFrak see great things in the future for Miami real estate. Schrager and LeFrak spoke at the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference 2015, held Februrary 18 at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in downtown Miami. Hosted jointly by UM’s School of Architecture and School of Business Administration, the Real Estate Impact Conference brings together the biggest names in South Florida real estate and development, both as speakers and participants. The 2015 conference featured a keynote session by LeFrak, moderated by UM President Donna E. Shalala, and a session on the future of the hotel industry with Schrager and Steve Witkoff of the Witkoff Group.

The benefits of form-based planning and coding

Let’s discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.

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. 

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