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Most walkable neighborhoods have highest premiums

A study of 21,000 single-family house sales in Austin, Texas, found the highest value premiums for walkability in the most walkable neighborhoods. 

The problems of success in the new urban era

Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and gentrification. Here's what cities can do.

Fitch: Cities outperform suburbs

Housing in cities centers have increased in value by 50 percent more than surrounding metro areas in the last two decades, according to the financial rating agency Fitch.

A game changer for the suburbs

Walmart's need to urbanize its home town is the shot that will be heard in suburbs across this land.

Walkable urban places growing in Michigan

Of the state's top seven metro areas, Detroit-Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids lead the way toward walkable urbanism.

How does the missing middle housing fit within communities?

Since my first article on Missing Middle Housing was published in 2012 in what was then New Urban News, the concept has rapidly gained interest from the private and public sectors across the country.

Could placemaking become the new golf?

The US has more golf courses than the market can support. We could repurpose many of them to benefit communities.

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.

Who's sprawling now? Mixed signals on the market

A trend toward more compact, walkable, living and working, both in suburbs and in cities, is combined with a rebound effect from the recession that includes some new low-density development. The former trend is larger than the latter.

Codes and roads: Why we're still building sprawl

Land use regulations and trillions of dollars in existing public infrastructure make alternatives to sprawl extremely difficult outside of a historic city or town.

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