smart growth

Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - Exciting Progress Portends a National Model)

This was going to be the final installment of my miniseries about Cincinnati's remarkable Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, but I'm on too much of a roll to finish today. ... read more »

GIS mapping in Australia shows how transit reduces auto dependence

GIS mapping in Melbourne, Australia, on patterns of car ownership shows that transit works: the closer one is to a rail transit line, the less need there is for a car. ... read more »

Revitalizing Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine (Part 2 - the Neighborhood's Assets)

Last week I wrote the first installment of my miniseries about Cincinnati’s remarkable Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. ... read more »

Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine, On the Verge

Cincinnati’s historic and very centrally located Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is poised to become one of America’s greatest revitalization stories, in the process creating a national exemplar of gr ... read more »

Susan Barnes-Gelt in Denver Post: Principles of New Urbanism are "Recipe for Survival"

With CNU 17 ready to kick off in Denver just over a week from now, Denver Post columnist Susan Barnes-Gelt introduced a great package o ... read more »

Federal Stimulus Threatened to Overrun Small Town with Sprawl

As most readers of CNU's site know only too well, the federal government has a history of subsidizing sprawl, wittingly or not. ... read more »

Considering the role of density in smart growth and urbanism

Later this week, I am going to be participating with my friend David Dixon and marketing whiz Laurie Volk in a seminar on development density at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Archite ... read more »

When the market recovers, smartly located urbanism will claim a larger share. Here's why.

Even before the recession began, the market for residential and commercial property in the US was changing away from a model of unmitigated suburban sprawl and toward one of more central locations, ur ... read more »

Strong Centers Make Healthier Regions

The signs continue to mount that the housing market is moving in favor of central locations, and away from sprawl. It’s all a matter of degree, of course, but the signals are real. ... read more »

It's time to adjust to the metropolitan reality

One of the recurring themes of my writing (for example, here) has been that, to achieve susta ... read more »