The Golden State’s recent legislation enabling duplexes and small multifamily buildings has important urban design implications for New Urbanism and walkable communities.
The architecture of community will be important in space, because you not only have to keep people alive, but happy and healthy—and you do that through sense of community.
Architectural Modernism emerged between 1900 and 1930, influenced by the industrial revolution, the rapid growth of cities, and the horrific aftermath of World War I. They were motivated by the acceleration of industrialization and social change,...
The Wheeler District is shaping up as one of Oklahoma City’s landmark neighborhoods.
This is fourth in a series of articles on the advantages of building human-scale cities and towns.
A ton of people and a well-designed public realm combine in the alchemy of a happy place in LA.


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Terrabrook Properties recently sold 21 master planned communities

Terrabrook Properties recently sold 21 master planned communities to Newland Communities. One of those properties was Clarksburg Town Center, a...

Massachusetts city aims for a downtown remake

An unusual financial arrangement will provide most of the $1.6 billion needed to redevelop Quincy Center with a design by the architect of Mizner...

Beaufort County Eliminates PUDs in Favor of Walkable Neighborhoods!

Beaufort County followed the Town of Port Royal to become the second of three local jurisdictions to adopt a shared, Form-Based Coding platform....

LeylandAlliance is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to

LeylandAlliance is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to develop several parcels of land in the downtown historic district of Newburgh, New York, and...

Great Ideas

25 great ideas of the New Urbanism

The New Urbanism is a design movement toward complete, compact, connected communities—but it is also a generator of ideas that transform the landscape. Communities are shaped by the movement and flow of ideas, and the New Urbanism has been a...