CNU Legacy project in Russell neighborhood in West Louisville listens to residents, drawing their dreams.
Reining in sprawl is still the most important first step in transitioning to a more benign kind of settlement, and more responsible planning. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is only one of many benefits—but it is a significant one.
The new neighborhood by the Atlanta Beltline offers a well-designed, robust mix of housing, uses, and public spaces.
A $500 million widening project for Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, would lead to 10 to 17 million additional vehicle miles per year, according to a report in City Observatory. The website posted a series of articles opposed to the I-5...
The submission deadline is April 5 for this year’s Driehaus Award, to be announced at CNU 27 in Louisville.
Why the key question, always, is this: "Is this this an upward trade?"


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Narrow roads often work better than wide ones

At the Institute of Transportation Engineers' annual meeting, a seldom-discussed fact was emphasized: Wider roads require more time for pedestrians...

Changing the culture of planning from within

Education, outreach, interdepartmental coordination, and charrette-based community planning are among Rick Bernhardt’s chief tools for transforming...

A culture warrior defends sprawl

With such a sharp geographical divide, “basic issues like sprawl and land use turn into culture war proxies."

A better plan for the other side of the tracks

On the "wrong side of the railroad tracks" from downtown—The East End of Garland, Texas, has significant potential to revitalize. A new plan shows...

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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.