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A satirical post welcomes the metaphorical zombie state experienced by humans in the modern built environment as the path of least resistance for a literal, future zombie state.
2 days ago  By William Riggs
The Historic Millwork District Master Plan, approved in 2009, provides exemplary solutions in historic preservation, parking requirements, and environmental standards, all now rewarding the city of Dubuque, Iowa with economic development.
Jul 3, 2014  By Andrew Dresdner
Research across a range of fields is beginning to offer useful new guidance for planning policy and practice—and pointing the way to more effective "bottom-up" strategies.
Jun 25, 2014  By Michael Mehaffy
An interview with artist and critic Jonathon Keats, who recently implemented a project in Berlin where participants will anchor pinhole "century cameras" around the city to record its changes over a period of 100 years.
Jun 19, 2014  By James Brasuell
America’s multi-lane one-way streets are a disaster for neighborhoods. A recent study, released at the International Making Cities Livable Conference and led by John Gilderbloom, finds benefits to converting such streets to two-way traffic flows.
Jun 11, 2014  By John Gilderbloom
Google's bold new design for a self-driving car has no steering wheel or pedals. And it has a top speed of 40 km/h. Here is a look at Google’s plans and the role low-speed automated vehicles could play in urban transportation.
Jun 5, 2014  By Antonio Loro
Neighborhood-scale sustainable development is flourishing, as are tools for assessing and certifying the triple bottom line of projects. Ten neighborhood rating tools are reviewed for their best fit for planners, developers, and communities.
May 29, 2014  By Eliot Allen
Communities have a growing number of technological resources available to face the challenges posed by a growing population and a resource constrained world.
May 20, 2014  By Tom Spengler
The idea of cars that would drive themselves has only recently moved from science fiction to reality. In this feature, Antonio Loro explores the feasibility and implications of automated vehicles, especially self-driving taxis.
May 6, 2014  By Antonio Loro
Be Prepared! It's more than a motto: it's how we must respond to continuing large-scale natural disasters.
Apr 30, 2014  By Edward J. Blakely
Despite the investments required of a design charrette, Robert Freedman makes the case that the process can save time and money on complex projects by way of three primary benefits.
Apr 24, 2014  By Robert Freedman