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Essential reading from Alissa Walker.
July 11, 2017, 10am PDT
Some argue that neighborhoods will be willing to accept new housing as long as it is high quality; this argument overlooks a wide variety of other objections to new housing.
July 9, 2017, 5am PDT
This post is sure to inspire debate. The hope, however, is that it will inspire coordination.
May 18, 2017, 8am PDT
John Wesley leads the charge to introduce urbanism into mega-suburb of Mesa, Arizona.
March 15, 2017, 1pm PDT
Examining both sides of a debate about whether the urban revival's high-water mark is visible in the restaurant sector.
January 11, 2017, 1pm PST
Tony Hsieh laid out a grand ambition two create a more dynamic downtown in Las Vegas that would change cities all over the world. Now, after a series of setbacks and with dwindling funds, that vision seems unlikely to be realized.
December 25, 2016, 7am PST
An examination of the commentary on place found in the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life."
October 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Using density as a metric of urban quality is misleading and inadequate, according to an article on CityLab.
October 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
October 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
A survey of the long history of poetry connected of the urban experience—from the 18th century to the Beat poets of the 20th century and the Hip Hop artists of today.
September 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
September 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
The chief policy officer of Google's Sidewalk Labs proposes six first principles of urbanism to frame the potential impact of technology on urban environments.
August 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Newly built urban places leave a lot to be desired, according to this article in Governing.
July 26, 2016, 5am PDT
Next City has released what it's calling an "urbanist's guide" to the Democratic National Convention.
April 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
While urbanists target zoning reform to help build more housing in desirable neighborhoods, other neighborhoods around cities are being left behind to languish, according to this opinion piece published by Forbes.
March 21, 2016, 5am PDT
It's a term that gets bandied about by the "creative class" to describe an endless array of projects, from whimsical pop-up art to new uses for century-old buildings. But what does placemaking really mean?
January 29, 2016, 9am PST
Aurora, Colorado recently approved a large, transit-adjacent project designed to appeal to a younger set than is currently living in the city. Some entrenched interests were not happy with the decision.
December 20, 2015, 1pm PST
Washington, D.C. provides a model for trends found in other cities: people living near transit are trending younger, whiter, and more educated.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
December 10, 2015, 2pm PST
From his home in Brainerd, Minnesota (population 13,500), this fiscally conservative engineer leads a growing movement. His slow-and-steady approach to urban development has real bipartisan appeal.
December 7, 2015, 2pm PST
The New York Times architecture critic is making good on his promise to focus on the social context and redemptive qualities of urban architecture and design. A recent lecture in Denver identified several imperatives for the planning profession.