Planning

Urbanism is value: Higher Walk Score means higher neighborhood home values

Thanks to a new report put out by CEO's For Cities, there's further statistical evidence for what New Urbanists have been saying for quite a while: people ... read more »

High-Speed urbanism: The push against an airport HSR station in Madison

Thankfully, it seems clear that livability and sustainable transportation planning are part of Obama and DOT head Ray LaHood’s plan for Ameri ... read more »

What can Detroit learn from Istanbul?

“When you hear Detroit,” John Norquist told me cryptically yesterday morning, “think Istanbul.” I had just been shown an essay John wrote for the latest issue of the magazine Monocle, a ... read more »

Security Measures Are Degrading the Urban (and Human) Experience

Several times each day, a military helicopter flies over my house in Washington. It flies much closer to the ground than other aircraft, and it's seriously noisy. ... read more »

The Interface Effect: Good Urbanism Spreads

For those who remember my previous post on Property Value Theory, today I wanted to share a photographic comparison I made between two urban infill projects of similar age here in Houston. ... read more »

In Senate committee hearing, advocates link transportation and land use, discredit O'Toole

Streetsblog's Ryan Avent does an excellent job analyzing yesterday's hearing before the Se ... read more »

New numbers prove smart growth reduces CO2, cost-effectively

For the most part, the climate change establishment - whether in government, industry, or the environmental community - has ignored the potential of land use strategies to provide significant reductio ... read more »

#cnu17 Lizz Plater-Zyberk on Coping With Climate Change

The climate change discussion always makes Lizz Plater-Zyberk think of two different aphorisms, she said Wednesday during the DPZ pre-Congress workshop on "Settlements for the 21st Century." ... 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 »

See a Google Earth Map, Location and Transportation Assets of an Entire City Declared "In Need of Redevelopment"

Google Earth Map Location and Transportation Assets of an Entire City Declared "In Need of Redevelopment" ... read more »