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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities that lead the way in compact, walkable growth.
Cities face challenges associated with rising values, an influx of more educated residents, and gentrification. Here's what cities can do.
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.
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
"Big Asphalt" has compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but we can defeat it if we try.
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.
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.
Let's discuss how community planning could be fundamentally reorganized to improve both efficiency and placemaking.
Several common assumptions about new urban codes fail to stand up to scrutiny.
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