Mixed-use

Mixed-use buildings and centers

The artisan’s delight

For mixing light industrial with residential, the Hackeschen Hofe in Berlin provides an inspiring and successful example.

For smart growth, not all density is created equal

People feel attracted to and comfortable in historic neighborhoods is not just because of their familiarity and walkability but also because they present urban density at a human scale.

UDA in Moscow

Urban Design Associates (UDA) recently collaborated with the State Unitary Enterprise “Research and Project Institute of Moscow City Master Plan” (IGP) on the design of the new business center for recently annexed territory southwest of Moscow’s city center.

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Five steps to a complete community

Here are changes needed to make a small apartment complex in Chico truly walkable.

Let the best dream win

The old American Dream of keeping up with the Joneses built the suburbs. The new one could rebuild our cities, towns, and neighborhoods and revitalize the suburbs for our children.

UNUM's Visioning in Chattanooga

With the assistance of Urban Design Associates, a design charrette was held in April 2014 to explore mixed-use development concepts with participation from UNUM, the downtown campus of University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC), the City, developers, and major stakeholders.

HUD expected to further ease restrictions on mixed-use financing

The administrative change to follow recent successful FHA standards, according to CNU president John Norquist.

An exurban town sees the benefits of walkability

Londonderry, New Hampshire, could be a model for New England suburbs to organize growth at the metropolitan edge. 

New urban math

To forge a coalition for urban places, let’s start by trumpeting an important fact: The value of cities and towns transcends simple arithmetic. Part 1 in a 3-part series.

How diverse textures and contrasts engage us with human settlement

Some years ago, when our movement to replace sprawl with better cities and suburbs was relatively new, I had a big moment at NRDC. Unfortunately, it bombed.

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