As cities and towns plan for rapidly changing transportation technology, flexible urban design and policy solutions are needed. Here are six considerations based on a workshop in Walton County, Florida.
Corner stores are the smallest and most useful type of retail—here's how to make them succeed.
In partnership with CNU and Stantec Urban Places, the city will host an intensive, four-and-a-half-day workshop on micromobility (e.g. scooters and e-bikes), automated vehicles, and new parking technologies, and how these trends will affect city...
Little Vehicles, including bikes, scooters, e-bikes, velomobiles, motorized skateboards, unicycles, and “hoverboards,” have the potential to transform urban living. Safe infrastructure is needed to get the most of these new modes.
Banning of cars is the first step in a streetscape reconstruction of the city’s major thoroughfare.
These posters have been installed under the Claiborne Expressway, an elevated freeway in New Orleans that replaced oak-tree-lined Claiborne Avenue—the heart of the Treme neighborhood—in the 1960s. Some of those who came of age during the highway's...


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Friends and foes debate the New Urbanism

Whether you measure the New Urbanism (NU) by the diversity of its enemies, or by the power of its friends, it has come a long way in 1999, the year...

The Health Line, a seven-mile-long bus rapid transit

The Health Line, a seven-mile-long bus rapid transit (BRT) route, is expected to begin operating on Cleveland’s premier street the last week of...

A tool that could help new urban projects

A tool that could help new urban projects by generating more accurate estimates of their impact on traffic and air quality has been developed for the...

New Urbanism Online course offered by University of Miami School of Architecture

Looking for an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of New Urbanism? You can learn at your own pace, on your own schedule, from anywhere...

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New urban design for an African village

The principles of neighborhood structure and buildings that relate positively to public space resonate with traditional Zulu culture and village geography.