DC Planning Director Harriet Tregoning discusses plans to create a pedestrian-oriented space out of the 11th Street Bridge as part of a larger goal of uniting DC around the Anacostia River, making it an amenity and not a barrier.
Sep 5, 2012 The Planning Report
In an age of increasingly distracted drivers, it's getting ever more hazardous to ply America's urban roads. The eighth annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” issued by Allstate Insurance, explores exactly which cities are the most dangerous.
Aug 29, 2012 Forbes
Revisiting the metric he developed a decade ago in his groundbreaking book "The Rise of the Creative Class", Richard Florida ranks the American metros with the largest concentrations of creativity.
Jul 9, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Arguing for the value of historic low and mid-rise, but also dense, areas of Brooklyn, Washington D.C., and New Orleans, Edward T. McMahon asks us to reconsider the pursuit of density as an end in itself, and the high-rise as its fullest expression.
May 15, 2012 Citiwire.net
As bike share systems spread across the country, Danielle Kurtzleben looks at their profitability, or lack thereof, and asks whether cash-strapped cities or the federal government will want to sink money into systems that struggle to break even.
Apr 21, 2012 U.S. News & World Report
Two commentaries pick up on the recent push to loosen Washington D.C.'s notoriously conservative height limits, and argue that such controversial changes are overdue and, in fact, don't go far enough.
Apr 19, 2012 The Atlantic
With gas prices at an all time high, bike riding has never looked better. Shermans Travel identifies the top cities to bike through, noting a bounty of amenities to save on costs for the urban biker.
Mar 29, 2012 The Huffington Post
The American Society of Landscape Architects examines the implications of squeezing teens out of the public sphere.
Mar 4, 2012 THE DIRT
Writing for <em>Urban Land</em>, Trisha Riggs looks at the country's top markets for real estate based on ULI's <em>Emerging Trends</em> Americas report.
Mar 3, 2012 Urban Land
David Alpert provides a thorough analysis of the first third of Washington D.C.'s proposed new zoning code, and finds a return to kind of development patterns that formed the neighborhoods residents treasure today.
Feb 8, 2012 Greater Greater Washington