Better Cities & Towns

If transportation officials embrace a new approach backed by science, safe and effective mobility no longer need conflict with the multidimensional role of streets as public spaces and with people's varied modes of travel.
Dec 14, 2015   Better Cities & Towns
Traffic fatalities are on pace to reach 35,000 in the United States this year. Some advocates are saying it's time for traffic engineers to stop blaming the victims.
Dec 2, 2015   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