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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.

Build neighborhoods, not housing

And other lessons from the pioneers of housing market research and affordable design for New Urbanism.

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.

Office tenants choose mixed-use centers

By a margin of 83 percent to 17 percent, office tenants prefer amenity-rich, mixed-use centers—either downtown or in the suburbs.

Transit: land use is key

Land-use policy allowing people to live in mixed-use neighborhoods has the biggest impact on US transit, according to pro-transit group.

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.

The death of the suburban corporate campus

The allure of suburbia as the home of corporate headquarters is over. Like Weyerhaeuser, companies are coming back to the city.

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