SmartCode

Urbanists must adopt less bureaucratic approaches so that the next generation can build and grow the economy, Andres Duany says. Hence the proliferation of “lean” codes that emphasize only the essentials of shaping community.
Aug 16, 2013   Better! Cities & Towns
Ben Brown reads Robert Putnam's new book, which explores the ways in which religion in the U.S. causes greater intolerance but simultaneously a greater civic engagement and likelihood of helping others through charitable acts.
Oct 9, 2010   PlaceShakers
In Pass Christian, Mississippi, it seemed WalMart was on board for a village-style, mixed-use development that would include one of their stores. That is, until Walmart brass heard about the project.
Dec 10, 2009   New Urban News website
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. Exclusive
Jan 11, 2009  By Sandy Sorlien
Commissioner of Economic Development Brian Reilly makes the case to overhaul the city's 1951 zoning ordinance to a form-based SmartCode.
Dec 26, 2008   Buffalo News
In a much discussed speech, ‘A Generational Challenge to Repower America,' Al Gore challenged America to hit the off-switch on Opinion
Aug 17, 2008   By Mike Lydon
Basic Elements Opinion
Jul 7, 2008   By Mike Lydon
<p>Lawrence, Kansas has been named the most walkable city in Kansas, and the 38th most walkable destination in America. However, city officials are not resting on their laurels.</p>
Mar 19, 2008   Lawrence Journal-World & News
When I opened my email this morning I was delighted to see that the City of Flagstaff unanimously approved a SmartCode based TND ordinance. Opinion
Nov 29, 2007   By Mike Lydon