Planning

"Blueprint Denver" embraces the benefits of New Urbanism

For New Urbanists, it’s a principle that has been evident for quite some time: low-density, suburban development simply doesn’t make sense anymore. ... 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 »

Obama administration announces cabinet-level partnership for sustainable communities

This is awesome. Here is an excerpt from yesterday’s joint press release: ... read more »

The Delicious Omelette of Urbanism: Incisive Post at Planetizen

Planetizen managing editor Tim Halbur posted some words of wisdom at that site last week in response to a Kunstlercast in which Jim Kunstler's co-ho ... read more »

TIME Magazine: Recycling Suburbia is #2 "Idea Changing the World Right Now"

TIME Magazine recently released its list of the “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now,” highlighting some of the progressive ideas reshaping the face of our global economy. ... read more »

WSJ March 7, 2009: "A Hole Grows in Brooklyn" Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Debacle

Now officials have a mess on their hands. The development got just far enough to do considerable damage to the neighborhood without progressing far enough to do any good... ... read more »

Next American Vanguard conference

Our friends at Next American City are hosting the Next American Vanguard conference in Washington D.C. May 20-21. ... read more »

Sprawl's share of new US housing starts has declined dramatically, says EPA

A new report from the US Environmental Protection Agency documents a dramatic shift in the pattern of new development ... read more »

New NRDC site features visions of urbanism across the country

Last month, NRDC launched an interactive web site featuring transformative visions of how smart growth development could be implemented across the country. ... read more »