Development & Implementation

Time for a Sustainable Revitalization Agenda for America's Smaller Cities

Andre Leroux, executive director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, believes that New England's smaller cities hold the potential to absorb much development that could help save the region's ... read more »

Sensible Ideas from the Right on How Smart Growth and New Urbanism Save Taxpayers Money

Examples such as Reconnecting America's Conservatives and Public Transit by Robert Weyrich and Bill Lind aside, there's been a ... read more »

Boston's Asian CDC Brings Urban Vision, Fun, and Affordability to Chinatown

Every summer, Boston’s Asian Community Development Corporation has been hosting an informal grassroots Asian film festival in a vacant lot near the city’s Chinatown Gate. ... read more »

Nathan Norris from Placemakers debuts Version 2.2 of Smart Growth Schools Report Card

The Smart Growth Schools website http://www.smartgrowthschools.org/about.html is designed to make it easier for people to understand how they can improve their communities and schools by considering i ... read more »

Sustainble house in sustainable place : Urban net zero energy home by Farr Associates

This morning's Chicago Tribune has a piece on a green-built house that is noteworthy because it is u ... read more »

The Interface Effect: Good Urbanism Spreads

For those who remember my previous post on Property Value Theory, today I wanted to share a photographic comparison I made between two urban infill projects of similar age here in Houston. ... read more »

Let's lead the paradigm shift in landscape design and bring back ecosystem services

I rode my bike the few blocks down SW 10th Street in Portland to the Pearl District to take in the excitement of First Thursday gallery openings on a warm summer evening. ... read more »

NY Times: Atlanta becoming the first major city to knock down all it's Public Housing. Concentrating poverty very destructive."

Atlanta is nearing a very different record: becoming the first major city to knock them ( Public Housing )all down. ... read more »

Camden's riverfront prison yields to redevelopment. 6/18 Update. Officially empty. Last Inmate Gone

Camden's Riverfront State Prison,as of yesterday, had exactly 30 inmates - down from 1,100 last year. In January, Gov. ... read more »

Revitalizing Cincinnati's Historic Over-the-Rhine (Part 3 - Exciting Progress Portends a National Model)

This was going to be the final installment of my miniseries about Cincinnati's remarkable Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, but I'm on too much of a roll to finish today. ... read more »