Hop on the bus, Gus. Make an urban plan, Sam. Read the report, sport, on 50 reasons to love urban places.
Putting observation first, and theory second, helped to move the planning profession toward more beneficial city building techniques in the late 20th Century. It continues to be an important test and correction to theories, even new urbanist ideas.
A development in Edina, a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, hits a lot of metrics of sustainable planning. Nolan Mains was built on a 2.8-acre site that was previously nearly 100 percent impervious surface—mainly surface parking lots—in a commercial...
US Route 20, the longest road in the nation, travels through many interesting and historic places in New York State. One that you have probably never heard of is Cazenovia, a town of 7,000 people, founded in 1793.
A centrally located former golf course becomes a new park of regional importance, through strategic development of a portion of the site.
Form-based codes have significant benefits, the question is whether these benefits are distributed equally.


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Neighborhood hardware stores come back

In 2003, in Washington’s Logan Circle, Gina Schaefer opened what she believes was the first new neighborhood-scale hardware store in the nation’s...

Ballparks: Frisco’s on first

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CNU founder Dan Solomon has joined Wallace

CNU founder Dan Solomon has joined Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT), a national planning and design firm recognized for its interdisciplinary...

Members directly elected to CNU board

The winners, announced at CNU 20, are Eliza Harris, John Massengale, and Mathew McElroy.

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...