The most brilliant innovations in building cities won't come from politicians, professionals and advocates. That brilliance is already embodied in the traditional development pattern.
If the poster-child city for suburban sprawl is fertile ground for mixed-use, compact development, then the trend must be strong.
UConn is a surprisingly large school to be located far from any walkable town. The new urban Storrs Center attempts to make up for the lack of a historic urban place.
While I dislike noisy suburban arterials just as much as the next guy, I realized that retail will work better on busy streets and that we can make them nice places.
Anti-malls are the new malls. So proclaims the staff of DC area booster magazine Washingtonian, in a fun compendium of “The Best of Washington: 62 Reasons to Love Our City."
Redwood City, California, brought a humdrum business district back to life by creating better public spaces, adding an anchor, and reforming codes to unleash the private sector.
Hanging out on social media is beginning to replace hanging out in shopping malls for many American teenagers. Some well-known retailers are suffering the consequences.
Multifamily properties with sustainability features have a significantly lower risk of mortgage default, according to a scholarly report available from Fannie Mae.
According to Reshaping Metropolitan America, about half of all nonresidential structures in the US will be “ripe for redevelopment” in 2030.
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different meanings in different places. Let's explore those meanings.
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