Older Americans are the most vulnerable population in a natural disaster and provide the key to making communities more resilient for everyone, argues Danielle Arigoni, author of Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation.
Matthew Bell is the 2024 Charter Awards jury chair. A focus of this year’s jury will be on walkable mixed-use urbanism and high-quality design.
A new town in Alabama is a model for how community planning and institutions can connect people.
A study looks at hierarchical and interconnected street networks, concluding that you can't have effective mixed-use without street grids, which provide many benefits.
A new urban development is underway in Norman, Oklahoma, with a philosophy that can be compared to the award-winning Serenbe, in Georgia. Selah, a name derived from a Hebrew blessing, focuses on sustainability, agrarian urbanism, and community...
Railyard Park in Rogers is the central public space the city has always lacked—providing a place for diverse activities and people, connected to a regional trail network.



Better Cities & Towns Archive

The University of Miami’s Knight Fellows in Community

The University of Miami’s Knight Fellows in Community Building will conduct a charrette in Memphis July 17-22 aimed at helping revitalize a section...

Where the market is heading

In the March 2013 issue we reviewed Arthur C. Nelson’s book, Reshaping Metropolitan America, but some of the numbers in the book are worth further...

The book on sprawl

As the debate over suburban sprawl heats up nationwide, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Surface Transportation Policy Project have...

FBC 301: Completing, adopting and administering a code May 22-23

During this 2-day course, participants learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of a form-based code. They gain an in-depth look at the mechanics,...

Great Ideas

Suburbia was a housing program

We used to understand that housing construction was in the public interest