Better Cities & Towns

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
Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and gentrification. Here's what cities can do.
Sep 18, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Better Cities & Towns gives its imprimatur to the "narrower is better" approach to lane width for traffic safety thanks to a study by Toronto transportation planner, Dewan Masud Karim, presented at the Canadian ITE annual conference.
Aug 12, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Is the challenge of retrofitting sprawl intractable or unavoidable?
Aug 5, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Little Asphalt minimizes pavement in cities, towns, and suburbs so that real estate can be used for higher value purposes—such as buildings and people-centered activities.
Apr 3, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
Mar 27, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
"Big Asphalt" has compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but we can defeat it if we try.
Mar 20, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Robert Steuteville discusses the slow, phased emergence of the New Urbanism. We are only partway through a change that will take generations. We are now immersed in the revitalization of cities. More phases will come.
Mar 12, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
That question may seem like a contradiction, but it couldn't be more pertinent to communities and land use—existing codes and policies generate change by shaping investment.
Mar 6, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Let's discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.
Mar 2, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Several common assumptions about new urban codes fail to stand up to scrutiny.
Sep 24, 2014   Better Cities & Towns