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Plater-Zyberk steps down as Miami dean

 The New Urbanism pioneer led a University of Miami program that ran counter to the trends in US architectural education since 1995. 

A great Duany presentation

Andrés Duany led off Thursday morning at CNU21 by laying out a far-ranging view of what the near future needs to look like, and what we can do to get there.

Limiting density hurts low-income education

A Brookings study makes the case that zoning restrictions are to blame for housing price inequality and lower test scores of low-income students.

Changing land-use and development culture

A new approach to the built environment requires comprehensive education on the part of regulators and land-use professionals, so that plans don’t just sit on the shelf. Like many aspects of Plan El Paso, the city has gone the extra mile in this area.

Chasing the wrong story

The Atlantic Cities’ investigation of whether light-rail lines reduce road congestion leads us in the wrong direction.

The cost of imposing urban order

A stunning exhibition reveals what was destroyed by New York’s rigid street grid—and what’s been gained.

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