In the late '90s a trio of North Carolina suburbs tried to ditch their suburban past with a new, much lauded Smart Growth planning effort that revised the way they used their land. The success of the celebrated developments didn't last long.
Mar 2, 2010 Citiwire
The tide is turning from the last half century, with population trends heading inward and urban from the sundered seas of suburbia.
Jan 23, 2010 New Urban News
While Dubai's fantastical Burj Khalifa is mostly empty and development has ground to a halt, Abu Dhabi continues to develop - and smartly, says Philip Langdon.
Jan 21, 2010 New Urban News
Richard Reep decries the New Urbanists for ignoring the era from 1945-1955, when cars were part of the landscape but not the dominant force. He believes the planning of that time could be a perfect middle ground.
Jan 11, 2010 New Geography
Kaid Benfield of the NRDC reviews The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon. Benfield gives it high marks for style and substance, and for the way it incorporates environmental issues.
Jan 5, 2010 NRDC Blog
In Pass Christian, Mississippi, it seemed WalMart was on board for a village-style, mixed-use development that would include one of their stores. That is, until Walmart brass heard about the project.
Dec 10, 2009 New Urban News website
Among the criteria for evaluating projects, livability is at the top, along with safety and economic competitiveness.
Dec 4, 2009 New Urban News email
Market forces are reshaping the usual suburban format for many large-scale grocers.
Dec 1, 2009 New Urban News email
LEED for Neighborhood Design (LEED-ND) is approved to become a permanent certification program.
Oct 18, 2009 New Urban News
Transit oriented development is having a hard time taking hold in Salt Lake City. Some say the parking preferences of lenders are to blame.
Oct 12, 2009 The Salt Lake Tribune