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
The new American Dream is about place, and that brings people and communities together. The 20th Century American Dream tended to pull cities and towns apart.
May 28, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
A dense network of streets creates the conditions for faster response times. Better pedestrian and automobile safety and excellent response times is a win-win. So why are fire officials undermining this network with calls for wider streets?
May 24, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
A new benchmarking report on biking and walking reveals a big hole in this growing movement — many ped-bike advocates rarely talk to urbanists, and vice-versa.
May 21, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves.
May 18, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Designed properly, roundabouts enhance placemaking and the pedestrian experience.
May 7, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Two primary strategies will help to achieve affordable living: Reduce household transportation costs and support smaller living spaces.
May 6, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
Cities take a physical form that either supports or is stressful to people outside of a moving vehicle or building. Witold Rybczynski, in his critique of New Urbanism, forgets that lesson.
Apr 28, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns
For three generations, the American Dream was largely defined by continual suburban expansion. A new urban dream has emerged, and it is here to stay.
Apr 21, 2014   Better! Cities & Towns