Planning

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 »

Ellen Dunham-Jones speaks mall retrofits on NPR

To the tune of Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go to the Mall,” Ellen Dunham-Jones recently spoke abo ... read more »

Prince's Foundation, Urban Design Associates win Scottish Planning Award

A plan for the sensitive growth of a Scottish village by The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Enviornment and partners, has won a prestigious “Scottish Award for Quality in Planning”. ... read more »

Property Value Theory - Some useful terminology and observations on urban property values

I've been developing a theory and some terminology that I find very helpful in explaining urbanism to developers, city officials, and others who "don't get it." Here's the gist of it, at the end you can find a link to my blog if you'd like to read a bit more. ... read more »

My Favorite Revitalization Story: the Rebirth of Old North St. Louis

My view is that no other single category of activity is more important to sustainable development than revitalization. ... 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 »

I-880 cities seek a sense of “place”

Along Interstate 880 in the Northern California county of Alameda, cities birthed during the post-World War II era of suburbanism have begun turning the clock back searching instead for a sense of “ ... read more »