Planning

Smart growth and regulation aren't the same thing

Most debate over the relationship between smart growth, zoning regulations, and housing prices divides city and state governemnts into two categories: (a) laissez-faire, pro-sprawl governments and (b) ... read more »

A New Chapter for Michigan Urbanism

Michigan new urbanists will soon have a new chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism to help focus their efforts in creating a more walkable, sustainable, neighborhood-based Michigan. ... read more »

New Urbanism and the other half of the city?

I have been reading literature on New Urbanism for nearly four years now and I am also a student of Sociology which has set me on a collision course to combine the two subjects into one question, how ... read more »

Applause (and Some Tough Issues) in Gulfport

Gulfport has been one of the Gulf Coast cities to watch since the days (and nights) of the new urbanist-led Mississippi Renewal Forum in 2005, where city officials led by tireless Mayor Brent Warr log ... read more »

Florida Chapter Annual Conference Recap

Doug Farr, Victor Dover, John Norquist and I participated in a special half day session prior to the 4th Annual CNU Florida Chapter meeting last week. It was a sell out. ... read more »

Why Rate Neighborhood Design?

This essay discusses the reasons for neighborhood ratings, which can be grouped into six broadly overlapping categories: communication, recognition, planning, marketing, research and investing. ... read more »

The contrarian myth

For some reason, defenders of the sprawl status quo are often referred to as "contrarian." For example, if you google "Joel Kotkin" and "contrarian" you get 498 hits. ... read more »

Campbell Soup says it's determined to stay in Camden. Sprawling Office Campus plans ignore transportation assets.

Campbell Soup, the last Fortune 500 company in Camden, suffered a severe blow to its plans to create a 110-acre office park on the Admiral Wilson Boulevard when a judge invalidated its development pla ... read more »

Public Transit: A green line

Quite a contrast between the Garden State and the Prairie State: ... read more »

Public Transit: A green line

Quite a contrast between the Garden State and the Prairie State: ... read more »