Better Cities & Towns

Several common assumptions about new urban codes fail to stand up to scrutiny.
Sep 24, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
A meta-analysis published in Housing Policy Debate finds that extensive studies in recent years support positive claims about walkable neighborhoods.
Aug 16, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
Led by the Walton Family Foundation, Northwest Arkansas officials look to "sense of place" and walkable urban solutions for future economic growth and attraction of talent.
Aug 8, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
Restaurants, retail, offices, and adobe homes pop-up in and around the long-suffering downtown damaged by urban renewal.
Aug 6, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
The new American Dream will transform cities and towns in the 21st Century. To understand it, we have to grasp a few features of the previous American Dream.
Aug 5, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city.
Jul 28, 2014   Better Cities & Towns
A new study of the Philadelphia area commissioned by the Congress for New Urbanism “finds new urban characteristics play a role” in how households and neighborhoods weathered the recent economic downtown.
Nov 17, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
Planning policies related to the economy and environment are easier to measure, but Hazel Borys asks, "how do we measure national happiness, well-being, and social capital as they relate to the way we plan our neighborhoods, towns and cities?”
Nov 8, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
Kelly Morphy provides tips and strategies on improving civic engagement - the key to healthy communities and desired outcomes.
Oct 18, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
In the latest article from <em>Better Cities & Towns'</em> series on healthy, walkable town centers, Geoff Dyer offers insight into the ways that locating office space in mixed-use centers can improve economic vitality.
Aug 14, 2012   Better Cities & Towns
What exactly is defined by mixed-use is often somewhat up to debate. Howard Blackson of <em>Better Cities & Towns</em> helps us clarify what the term "mixed-use" should really mean.
Jul 6, 2012   Better Cities & Towns