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Moving toward 'affordable living' at Orenco

The well-known new urban community Orenco Station west of Portland, Oregon, is getting affordable housing adjacent to a light rail stop.

Toronto public housing project to be transformed

Toronto’s Regent Park, one of the oldest and largest public housing projects in Canada, is about to be transformed into what urban planning...

Monica Quigley, vice president of sales and marketing

Monica Quigley, vice president of sales and marketing for LeylandAlliance, has formed a consulting firm, New Urban Connections, based in Warwick, New...

Narrow streets are the safest

Twenty-four foot wide streets are the safest, according to a study by Swift and Associates and the City of Longmont, Colorado. The study, Residential...

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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.

ROBERT STEUTEVILLE JUL. 5, 2017