Smart Growth

Critics often assume that newer buildings are inferior to old. The same was said when the old buildings were new.
Sep 27, 2015   City Commentary
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities that lead the way in compact, walkable growth.
Sep 19, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
As companies like Uber, Lyft, and Bridj expand to small scale transit options, they are setting the stage for a new kind of small scale transit oriented development where the new station is the sidewalk.
Sep 14, 2015   Mobility Lab
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The Center for Opportunity Urbanism recently released a report by Tory Gattis, Maximizing Opportunity Urbanism With Robin Hood Planning, wh Blog Post
Aug 20, 2015   By Todd Litman
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab
Supporters of New Urbanism may live across the political spectrum, but they all want to live in traditional neighborhoods.
Jul 24, 2015   Pacific Standard
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A federal court recently found that the Wisconsin DOT exaggerated traffic projections to justify a highway widening project. Blog Post
Jun 2, 2015   By Todd Litman
To curb suburban "sprawl on steroids" and foster higher density infill in Portland, a shift in planning strategy is needed, according to Rick Potestio, the principal of Potestio Studio, an architecture and design firm based in the city.
Jun 1, 2015   UrbDeZine
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Much of my life's work is based on the optimistic assumptions that people are basically intelligent and so will respond favorably to good planning and rational economic incentives such as smart growth and Transportation Demand Management (TDM). Blog Post
May 25, 2015   By Todd Litman
As Chicago's population slowly dwindles, Yonah Freemark argues that the city needs to take advantage of one of its greatest assets: its transit network. Housing for residents of all incomes near transit stops may be the key.
Apr 27, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council
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How should cities develop? This is an important and timely issue. We are currently in the middle of a major period of urbanization. Blog Post
Apr 13, 2015   By Todd Litman