In a Place, automobiles might be accommodated but they are not prioritized. Human scale and comfort are what rule, and all subsequent design decisions reflect that.
One way to understand Little Asphalt is to look at its heroes, what they are doing, and their ideas. Here's a list of 31 Little Asphalt champions.
Little Asphalt minimizes pavement in cities, towns, and suburbs so that real estate can be used for higher value purposes—such as buildings and people-centered activities.
Complete Streets correlate with broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values, according to the most comprehensive study to date of this trend.
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
The sheer amount of pavement we lay down is compromising health, safety, and welfare. It is a barrier to livability, complete streets, sprawl repair, and meeting the demand for walkable places.
“Big Asphalt” has changed the face of America and compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but we can defeat it if we try.
A new book covers an emerging trend: Citizens experience urban placemaking in real time, building support for more livable communities in the long run.
The future of communities is being written by land-use regulations. If we want to intentionally author our future, we had better get busy and consider the options.
Bridgeport, CT, is launching a large-scale redevelopment of an underutilized waterfront, but when will engineers understand human ecology?
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