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Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
September 24, 2003, 12am PDT
Discovering secret geography -- the alleys and small streets, often with shops and restaurants, that are largely invisible from major streets -- you begin to feel ownership over a slice of the city.
Adam Rogers
September 15, 2003, 12am PDT
41 principles for architects to live by.
Andrés Duany
September 8, 2003, 12am PDT
In a car crazy culture, a planner decides to make the switch to transit.
Christian Peralta
September 2, 2003, 12am PDT
Cities would do better to loosen prescriptive zoning codes and give more flexibility to developers.
Chris Fiscelli
August 25, 2003, 12am PDT
While the founders of New Urbanism are still going strong, a new organization is connecting the next generation of leaders of the movement.
Brian Wright
August 19, 2003, 12am PDT
The recent blackout highlights the vulnerability of dense cities, as unplugged urban rail systems and elevators left thousands of urbanites stranded.
Wendell Cox
July 21, 2003, 12am PDT
Building an integrated transportation system in the United States would be a real economic stimulus and increase mobility and security.
Hank Dittmar
July 14, 2003, 12am PDT
Affordable and user-friendly technology could provide an exciting new platform for discussing planning and development issues.
Abhijeet Chavan
July 7, 2003, 12am PDT
Is the threat of terrorism a good reason for pouring resources into our nation's passenger rail system?
Steven E. Polzin, PhD
June 30, 2003, 12am PDT
Smart Growth advocates' vision of the future of urban development is more like a nightmare for the average citizen.
Chris Fiscelli
June 24, 2003, 12am PDT
Sprawl is reaching military installations and threatening the nation's defense capabilities.
Joel S. Hirschhorn
June 17, 2003, 12am PDT
A project manager gives a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities, and its role in the regional growth management strategy.
Michael Mehaffy
June 2, 2003, 12am PDT

California's Proposition 13 -- a citizen anti-tax initiative -- has turned out to be the most important planning law in the state.

William Fulton
May 26, 2003, 12am PDT

Planning for reconstruction and rebuilding in places like Iraq is neglected by the planning profession.

Craig Raborn, AICP
May 19, 2003, 12am PDT

While the Urban Transect promotes the city's coherence with respect to density and massing quite well, it does not promote a coherence with respect to the appearance of buildings.

Dino Marcantonio
May 12, 2003, 12am PDT
As cities and states across the U.S. strive to find solutions to the sprawling pattern of land development, promising control measures have been met head-on by one recurring and controversial issue -- land owner equity.
William Honachefsky
April 28, 2003, 12am PDT

The following debate, which took place recently on The Practice of New Urbanism listserv, explores the potential of using market-oriented approaches, rather than more public policy, to furt

The Practice of New Urbanism listserv
April 21, 2003, 12am PDT
New Urbanism would do well distance itself from the smart growth agenda of restrictive land-use controls, and gain greater public acceptance by positioning itself as market-oriented with respect for personal freedoms.
Chris Fiscelli
April 14, 2003, 12am PDT
If the majority of America's parks aren't going to stagnate, they're going to need to learn from those parks that are getting it right.
Fred Kent
April 7, 2003, 12am PDT
Is Anaheim the New Brooklyn? With no soaring skyline or grand public spaces, Anaheim and similar "Boomburbs" are the ubiquitous background noise of the greater metropolis.
Jennifer LeFurgy and Robert Lang