Toward neighborhood-centered reform, the perils of preservation, and celebrating urbanism worldwide
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The power dynamics of public squares, safe streets curb climate change, and how to solve for affordability
A new database makes every single structure in the United States visible


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Ann Daigle has been named special assistant to

Ann Daigle has been named special assistant to Leland Speed, director of the Mississippi Development Authority. A Louisiana native active in Gulf...

Maryland smart growth achievements limited, Washington Post finds

“A review of key state and local planning records” reveals “no significant shifts in Maryland’s development patterns since the passage of [former...

Habitat for Humanity opts for TND in Greensboro

The nation’s largest nonprofit builder — known for a barebones approach — is moving forward with an ambitious and diverse neighborhood.What will...

No more excuses on zoning reform

America needs zoning reform. The built and natural environments demand it and so do the demographics and markets. Zoning codes that have been adopted...

Great Ideas

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.