June 6, 2017, 10am PDT
The Texas city is moving ahead on plans to refurbish its old trolleys into a 21st-century streetcar system. The aim is to resurrect an old route that traversed the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
June 21, 2016, 1pm PDT
El Paso is moving forward with a number of transit projects, toward ambitious goals in mobility, quality of life, and air quality.
January 30, 2016, 7am PST
The critically lauded Plan El Paso hasn’t yet spurred the kind of urban revitalization it was designed to achieve. Some say its evidence that people still want sprawl, other say changes are still coming.
April 2, 2015, 6am PDT
Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, talks planes, trains, and automobiles, in an urban industrial context.
December 3, 2014, 11am PST
The El Paso City Council approved a $100 million SmartCode development.
November 5, 2014, 11am PST
El Paso launched a bus rapid transit line known as the Brio, connecting the Mesa Transfer Center to Downtown El Paso.
October 22, 2014, 6am PDT
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District might charge pedestrians and cyclists using the bridge in a plan to keep the district, which also runs buses and ferries between San Francisco and Marin and Sonoma counties, solvent.
Marin Independent Journal
October 3, 2013, 6am PDT
Looking to move beyond its history of sprawling development, El Paso turned to New Urbanism. But instead of hiring New Urbanist experts, the city decided to indoctrinate its staff and private sector designers in the movement's principles.
August 19, 2013, 6am PDT
From the panhandle to the Gulf coast, cities across traditionally car-crazed Texas are building bike-share systems and expanding bike infrastructure to lure businesses, residents, and improve public health.
April 16, 2013, 10am PDT
Emily Badger explains why the demolition of El Paso's high-rise city hall this past weekend was a cause for celebration, as the first step in a multimillion-dollar redevelopment that promises to transform the city's downtown.
February 22, 2013, 6am PST
Like any tool, form-based codes must be wielded skillfully for beautiful results. Hazel Borys kicks off a series on ways we go awry.
December 30, 2012, 2pm PST
From guerrilla wayfinding to future-tising, these are my top five, perhaps lesser known, highlights of a banner year for Tactical Urbanism.
May 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
Granted, this post may straddle the borderline between funny and sadly pertinent in these challenging economic times. But, we think any rankings that rely upon the number of Dollar General stores in a 30-mile radius deserves a bit of a chuckle.
January 29, 2012, 11am PST
Nate Berg reports on new information from the Urban Institute’s MetroTrends research team that shows where the 1.2 million jobs added since the end of the great recession (June 2009 officially) have been located, and the results may surprise you.
September 14, 2011, 12pm PDT
Montecillo, a 293-acre 'urban village', is the first development to take advantage of El Paso's new Smart Code. The project launched in May, and the developer is already preparing to get Phase 2 off the ground.
August 25, 2011, 9am PDT
El Paso is seen as one of the more successful mid-sized cities in the U.S. But as this op-ed from <em>Domus</em> explores, the fuel behind that success is the drug trafficking that has plagued Mexico and its border with the U.S.
June 28, 2011, 2pm PDT
By focusing on reducing water use to levels that could be served by its two water sources, the city of El Paso, Texas, has been able to quench its thirst without running dry.
June 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
Last week, the El Paso City Council approved a new city ordinance that broadens restrictions on landscaping in new developments. Opponents say the restrictions will discourage growth.
January 31, 2011, 11am PST
San Jacinto Plaza is the historic heart of El Paso, Texas. City officials are planning a major redevelopment of the plaza, perhaps even expanding its traditional borders and using New York's Bryant Park rebirth as a model.
January 25, 2011, 12pm PST
With a new plan called "Connecting El Paso", the Texas city is on track for a transit-oriented future. Kaid Benfield says the plan is "nothing less than a comprehensive guide to smart growth design and implementation."