Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, one of the more successful commercial strip redevelopment areas spurred by a form-based code, will get a streetcar.
Fire officials often push for wider streets so that their biggest trucks can move more swiftly — but the wider streets lead to more deaths and injuries. They do this, supposedly, in the name of safety.
Coalitions and strategic politics — and shifting cultural values — can deliver the structural change needed to allow American urbanism to flower again, according to Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End.
This should open the way for more common sense street design in towns and cities all over California, notes one urbanist. The decision could influence other states.
The administrative change to follow recent successful FHA standards, according to CNU president John Norquist.
Connecting competence to organized support is key to reversing the Sisyphean cycle of urban placemaking.
Inspiring stories of visionary leaders are splendid, but it is more reliable to build "champions" from the bottom up.
Be careful about lazy research.
Berlin, Maryland, was named the "coolest small town" in America by Budget Traveler Magazine. It's charm has been due to planning decisions in addition to historic main street.
Coming together under a big tent for synergistic growth that contributes to strong communities. This is the concluding essay in a 3-part series.
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