July - August 2014 Better! Cities and Towns

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This issue contains a great deal of coverage from CNU 22 in Buffalo and the Charter Awards in particular. Rob Steuteville takes a deeper look at the two grand prize winners from the CNU 2014 Charter Awards, David Baker Architects' Union City, California affordable housing project and Opticos Design's citywide form-based code for Cincinnati, Ohio. Rob also talks with shared streets guru Ben Hamilton-Baillie, who by many reports was the hit of the Congress.

Other articles include a look into work by officials in Northwest Arkansas to create walkable urban solutions for their cities and towns, a commentary on recent research by the Pew Charitable Trust that suggests that where you choose to live breaks neatly on party lines, and a review of a new study from Christopher Leinberger and Patrick Lynch that declares "the end of sprawl."