The Villages

The Villages, Florida

Golf Carts as Transportation

Designing roads for low-speed vehicles like golf carts can make getting around safer and easier for seniors.

September 5, 2021 - Curbed

Florida Retirement Community

The Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities of 2020

Two industry consulting firms released new reports on the best-selling master-planned communities in the United States.

January 12, 2021 - RCLCO

The Villages Florida

The Virus Meets The Villages

The COVID demographic is changing. What began in the current resurgence as largely a younger cohort is now affecting older, more vulnerable group seen in the pandemic's first phase in the Northeast. The Villages, Florida, would appear vulnerable.

July 21, 2020 - The New York Times

The Villages, Florida

The Villages and the Dangers of Holding Too Tightly to the Past

Some parts of The Villages, Florida, the nation's largest retirement community and one of its most popular master planned communities, bear a striking resemblance to the neotraditional development favored by famous early examples of New Urbanism.

July 20, 2020 - James Brasuell

Florida Retirement Community

The Stage for Trump's Racist Tweet: The Villages, Florida

The Villages is one of the strangest, and most significant, planning and development stories in recent memory—with surprisingly regular relevance in the media and numerous intersections to politics and culture.

July 13, 2020 - James Brasuell

The Villages Florida

The Best-Selling Master Planned Communities of 2019

Real estate advisors RLCO released their end-of-the-year sales report for master-planned communities, completing a year of strong sales growth.

January 14, 2020 - RCLCO

The Villages Florida

Report Ranks the Best-Selling Master-Planned Communities

Real estate advisors RLCO have been compiling data on sales at master-planned communities since 1994. The mid-year report for 2019 shows strong sales growth in the sector.

July 11, 2019 - RCLCO

The Villages, Florida

What Central Florida's Population Growth Reveals About U.S. Real Estate Trends

Big trends—a geographic shift back to the suburban and exurban areas and a "silver tsunami"—are apparent in population figures for two Florida locations.

April 24, 2019 - Curbed

Population Decline in the Latest Census Estimates

Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.

March 28, 2017 - Governing

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.