A book review of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl.
On this gloomy February day, I think back to 2008, the start of the Great Recession, which seems like a lifetime ago. There were many large-scale projects, planned well in advance of the crash, that died. Some of these projects were new urban...
When transportation engineers make problematic city highway proposals, CNU members sometimes offer alternative design solutions that broaden the conversation—and that's the case with the BQE in Brooklyn.
One key aspect to Missoula's downtown master plan involves making the city center a retail destination once again.
Atlanta is growing at an "unprecedented rate" and is trying to become more multimodal and less car-centric.
Architect and urban designer Tom Low says that Charlotte, North Carolina, is experiencing a "tidal wave" of infill projects, bringing in more pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders that conflict with the city's automobile-oriented street network...

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The Smart Growth Network has released the PowerPoint

The Smart Growth Network has released the PowerPoint show, “Making Land Development Regulations Work for Smart Growth.” This presentation, aimed at a...

The Community Building Program at the University

The Community Building Program at the University of Miami (see January/February 2001 issue) has announced the 12 participants in its Knight...

Dense cities respond to fires faster

An investigation by The Boston Globe found that firefighters respond faster to blazes in Boston and other big cities than they do to fires in many...

The Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the

The Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches is pushing for reforms to make land assembly easier in Florida — an issue the trade group...

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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