September 18, 2012, 7am PDT
Scott Doyon takes on the oft-expressed gripe that Traditional Neighborhood Development somehow feels fake. Doyon sees value in incorporating the collective wisdom learned over generations, regardless of whether it's reminiscent of another time.
June 26, 2012, 7am PDT
John Schlichting has been a developer for 26 years, but on July 9th he leaves private business to become the planning director for the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
June 4, 2012, 6am PDT
According to James A. Bacon, "Smart growth is too important to leave to liberals." In a new essay, he argues that "Conservatives must articulate their own vision for creating prosperous, livable and fiscally sustainable communities."
April 2, 2012, 11am PDT
John Handley looks at the popularity of New Urbanism over the past two decades and asks whether traditional neighborhood design will continue to flourish in the 21st century, as the housing market rebounds.
March 16, 2012, 7am PDT
Dan Reed cautions against an elitist aversion to sterile and inauthentic "town centers" – for all their supposed faults, they offer a stepping stone for the uninitiated masses to get interested in "true" urbanism.
Greater Greater Washington
March 2, 2012, 9am PST
Following an ill-fated foreclosure in 2009, a residential project in Libertyville, IL finally finds its way while demonstrating the potential for an emerging field of redevelopment, reports Ann Dillemuth.
APA - Sustaining Places Blog
December 27, 2011, 5am PST
1961 marked an extraordinary year for urbanism, with the publication of Death and life of Great American Cities, and also foreshadowed two other intellectual and social revolutions led by women: environmentalism and feminism.
California Planning & Development Report
December 22, 2011, 2pm PST
In the age of food trucks, pop-up stores, and the Burning Man city, is it time to rethink the notion of "temporary" architecture?
November 20, 2011, 11am PST
A radio interview with New Urbanism co-founder Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk talks about remaking suburbia, and the new realities of development.
October 31, 2011, 2pm PDT
A.O. Scott reviews the final installment of Gary Hustwit's design trilogy, "Urbanized," and concludes that even those with a deep knowledge of urban planning are likely to learn something from the carefully selected images and interviews.
October 11, 2011, 8am PDT
Galina Tachieva's new Sprawl Repair Manual creates a narrative and visual process for making suburbs more sustainable. The book's first chapter is available now online.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
October 3, 2011, 1pm PDT
Preservationists are all about preserving our past. Urbanists are all about harvesting lessons from what the preservationists fight for -- to create better places in the future. Seems like these two groups would get along quite well. But no.
September 11, 2011, 9am PDT
Jonathan Lerner reports from Fresno, where sprawling development has clashed with agriculture, the region's bread and butter. A new regional plan hopes to preserve farmland and ease tensions.
September 2, 2011, 8am PDT
The town, designed by DPZ Associates, uses traditional building techniques (most of which are completely illegal in US hurricane zones) and fared better in the eye of Hurricane Irene at its strongest point than any other town.
August 19, 2011, 8am PDT
Suburban areas don't necessarily equate with car-dependence, according to some New Urbanist plans for far-out areas. But convincing residents to opt for transit can be a challenge.
August 15, 2011, 10am PDT
With an entirely different economic reality in place since 2005 when the original plans were drawn up, Andres Duany of DPZ will update plans for the 165-acre S.C. state mental health hospital campus in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.
July 27, 2011, 10am PDT
With foreclosure rates high and car-dependent development spreading, Charlotte might want to start listening to new urbanist Tom Low, according to this article.
June 25, 2011, 5am PDT
Scott Doyon, a parent and an urbanist, argues that the suburban model isn't doing kids any favors. But, he says, designing urban areas that are kid-friendly is still a challenge.
June 10, 2011, 12pm PDT
In rural Georgia, a New Urbanist style development is slowly materializing, andhoping to be a sustainable antidote to urban sprawl.
June 10, 2011, 7am PDT
Writing on the recent Congress for the New Urbanism annual meeting, <em>Grist</em>'s Sarah Goodyear finds some new ideas in a field that's gradually integrated itself into the mainstream.