Walkability

Centennial Yards

Latest Plans for Atlanta's 'The Gulch' Megaproject Focuses on the Public Realm

The latest round of plans and designs released for The Gulch by developer Centennial Yards Company plots increased walkability and urban design choices that respond to the existing built environment.

July 20, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

New York City

How the Built Environment Impacts Public Health

New research sheds light on how the brain responds to urban environments and architecture.

June 18, 2021 - American Society Of Landscape Architects

walkable street

Cities Seeking '20-Minute Living'

Reducing car dependency can improve air quality, increase access to jobs and opportunities, and help cities meet emissions reduction goals.

May 30, 2021 - The Washington Post

Multi-Modal Hub

The Surprising Ways Cities Work to Clean the Environment

Municipal programs and urban design offer cities multiple, perhaps surprising ways, to clean the environment.

March 28, 2021 - Devin Partida

Seine

The Pitfalls of the 15-Minute City

The concept, touted as "hyper-local," can fail to take into account local conditions and historical inequities in American cities.

March 8, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Bus Priority Zones

Survey Says New Yorker Want More Protected Bike and Bus Lanes, Less Parking

A new survey reveals broad support for a less car-centric approach to capital investment in the city of New York.

January 27, 2021 - Gothamist

Subdivision

CNU Report Outlines Incremental Steps for More Walkable Suburbs

Transforming suburban sprawl is a massive undertaking, but these small steps can help communities understand their needs and assets and develop clear, actionable goals for the future.

January 21, 2021 - CNU

woodsnorthphoto

Another Fun Neighborhood Analysis Toy

A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).

December 23, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

Paris Aerial

From Paris to Portland: The 15-Minute City Goes Mainstream

Raising the bar on the 20-minute neighborhood model, cities around the world are embracing the appeal of the 15-minute city during the coronavirus pandemic.

November 18, 2020 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

7th Street Covington

Street Redesign as an Economic Development Tool

The city of Covington in Kentucky is working on street improvements on key downtown streets in the hopes of attracting new business to the area.

November 12, 2020 - City of Covington

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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.