Transportation

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 »

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 »

Freeway Loops or Street Networks?

Mary Newsom of the Charlotte Observer, writing on her blog "The Naked City", posted this thorough argument agai ... 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 »

Norquist in Streetsblog Q&A: It's not roads vs. transit — it's good street networks vs. mindless out-of-scale roads

That's the short takeaway from a two-part extensive and lively Q&A with John Norquist in Streetsblog today. ... read more »

Virginia adopts innovative smart streets rules

Under the leadership of governor Tim Kaine, the Commonwealth of Virginia has adopted new requirements designed to make n ... read more »

John Norquist's Congressional Testimony on Neighborhoods & Transportation Networks

Testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Urban Development ... read more »

Smart Growth America: Twenty Ways to Spend the Stimulus

Smart Growth America, an ally of CNU in the fight for creating a sustainable infrastructure, recently released a document outlining the twenty way ... read more »

Suburban housing: a cheaper alternative?

For those who think a suburban life offers a cheaper alternative to urban living, think again. ... read more »

Railway carriage charm: has high-speed rail’s moment arrived?

With very few exceptions, city-to-city travel in the US by rail is, if available at all, generally slow and inconvenient outside of the Northeast. ... read more »