Transect

June 10, 2015, 5am PDT
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
PlaceShakers
Blog post
January 9, 2014, 9pm PST
How to bring an urbanist slant to the Jewish holiday of Tu'b'Shevat next week
Michael Lewyn
May 3, 2013, 6am PDT
On 50th anniversary of the Jetsons, Hazel Borys celebrates city planning that isn't pie in the sky, but instead lets us cast a shadow.
PlaceShakers
April 28, 2013, 1pm PDT
Architect and town planner Galina Tachieva sits down with New Urbanism innovator Andrés Duany to discuss the big and small topics on his mind today: lean urbanism, successional urbanism and the Transect, the orthodoxy of the small block, and more.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
March 26, 2013, 10am PDT
We've engineered physical activity out of our daily lives but it need not be a chronic condition. Hazel Borys points to recent suburban retrofits for ways to get moving again.
PlaceShakers
November 9, 2012, 1pm PST
A new exhibit that opened this week at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association's gallery explores the 10 diagrams that have had a monumental influence on urban planning, and the possibilities inherent in the medium.
The Atlantic Cities
October 13, 2012, 9am PDT
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
PlaceShakers
June 5, 2012, 7am PDT
Hazel Borys argues that "the payback of livable places really can’t be calculated in dollars, or pounds of fat or carbon, or even hours. The payback of place is passion."
PlaceShakers
Feature
January 30, 2012, 2pm PST

As an emerging area of sustainable practice, Low Impact Development's current one-size-fits-all application is inadequate to effectively fulfill its guiding principles, writes Jonathan Ford

Jonathan Ford
May 1, 2011, 11am PDT
Builder Magazine thinks its time to give the mid-rise (4-6 stories) building its due.
Builder Magazine
July 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Steve Mouzon explains how to think about cities and towns as living species, and how that perspective should guide the practice of planners and architects.
Living Urbanism
Feature
January 11, 2009, 9am PST
Communities aren't going to get a green code implemented, or any code, without that code appealing to developers, says Sandy Sorlien. They're building our new sustainable places and infilling our old ones.
Sandy Sorlien
Blog post
July 7, 2008, 10am PDT

Basic Elements

Mike Lydon
Blog post
May 13, 2007, 6am PDT

SHANGHAI, CHINA--I've been a fan of New Urbanism for several years, but I've always considered myself an urban "pluralist"--someone who doesn't believe there is an "objective" or general urban form that is persistently successful over long periods of time. Indeed, Bob Bruegmann's thesis in Sprawl: A Compact History, suggests that urban form changes and evolves over time, although generally in a less dense direction.

Samuel Staley