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WSJ: Americans Consuming Less Gasoline

For the first time in 16 years (excluding the time after Hurricane Katrina), U.S. gasoline consumption has declined from the previous year. ... read more »

New Urbanism Primer in Lifestyle Magazine

Lifestyle Magazine has a nice feature on the basics of new urbanism. ... read more »

Providence Continues its Transformation Through New Urbanist Principles

Despite rampant decay and population loss only fifteen years ago, Providence, RI today stands as a model for ... read more »

Suburbia’s March to Oblivion New York Times February 23, 2008

THE mortgage crisis has put “for sale” signs in front of houses across the country — including so-called McMansions — the large, expensive, often tasteless homes that have taken up so much sub ... read more »

Urban Living in Demand, While Sprawl Shows Signs of Decay

Chris Leinberger's recent article in the Atlantic Monthly discusses the decay of conventional suburbs and the change in the way Americans ... read more »

SmartCode Soars in Pass Christian -- and Hits Hiccup in Gulfport

Whether the setting is the recovering coastal areas of Mississippi and Louisiana or anywhere else for that matter, if your goal is to turn inspiring plans for renewed neighborhoods of walkable, mixed- ... read more »

Wall Street Journal on VMT, Energy, Sprawl

Wall Street Journal transportation columnist Joseph White just wrote an interesting piece on Vehicle Miles Traveled in America. ... read more »

HOPE VI reauthorization passes House

HOPE VI, the acclaimed federal grant program for public housing redevelopment that was guided by New Urbanist design principles (see Part One and ... read more »

Buffalo's Top Scribe: "Wall-Like Road Makes No Sense"

Donn Esmonde weighs in on the waterfront debate again this week with his commentary in the Buffalo News, "Route 5 barricade heads to c ... read more »

Gulf Coast Town Lauded for its Patience in Rebuilding

In the January 24th edition of the South Mississippi Sun-Herald, readers gained an insight into the complexity and urgency with which the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast is taking place. ... read more »