housing density

Always Room For More

One common argument against infill: "but there isn't room for any more people!"  (or, alternatively, "we can't have more people without turning into a skyscraper monoculture!" Manhattan is far from a skyscraper monoculture- even in midtown there are lots of 2-6 story buildings of all types.&nbs... read more »

Paris Density by Robert Gordon

The city of Paris is often cited by architects and planners as their favorite place to visit. Parisians and visitors alike never tire of walking her narrow, winding streets, with continuous ground level boutiques and cafes. They enjoy the quiet gardens and public places. ... read more »

Shifts in Consumer Preferences Help New Urbanism Weather Real Estate Storm

A new Gfk Roper study shows Americans developing especially positive attitudes toward New Urbanism and neighborhoods where people live near each other (New Urbanism phrased another way). Judging from a report in the Denver Post, this study is a keeper. Here are a few quotes: ... read more »

Shrinking American Lawns - Washington Post

Amit R. Paley surveyed the greater Washington, D.C. region to find more homeowners opting for smaller lawns or no lawn at all. While not all persons interviewed prefer less lawn, a growing number of people see lawns as a costly maintenance burden. Some feel a private lawn can be easily traded for ... read more »