GREAT IDEAS

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Great idea: Sustainable urbanism

The trend toward complete communities shapes the debate on sustainability and environmentalism, and vice-versa.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 2, 2017
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Great idea: Pedestrian shed and the 5-minute walk

Pedestrian sheds are a foundational idea of designing cohesive communities, but the challenge is the gap between what planners know and developers are building.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 7, 2017
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Great Idea: Building better suburbs through retrofit

Suburbs are becoming more diverse and connected to meet the needs of Americans of all ages in the 21st Century.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 15, 2017
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Great idea: Tactical urbanism

The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 16, 2017
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Great idea: Multidisciplinary design charrette

A time-compressed design process that gathers all of the stakeholders and practitioners together has great potential for creating more holistic communities, experts say.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 21, 2017
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Great idea: Shock and awe for cities and towns

Charles Marohn of Strong Towns and Joe Minicozzi of Urban3 have been sounding the alarm across America about the financial unsustainability of fragmented development patterns and conventional suburban infrastructure.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 23, 2017
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Great idea: Cottages for emergency and permanent affordable housing

The cute Katrina Cottage has proven the versatility and usefulness of cottages that are designed to fit into complete neighborhoods.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 2, 2017
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Great idea: Interconnected street networks

In order to get good streets, you have to think beyond any single street—an idea that is at the core of New Urbanism. Dendritic networks lead to fragmented and dispersed land uses.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 6, 2017
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Great idea: Architecture that puts the city first

"The prime ingredient of urbanism is really public space and the public realm. So the urban plan comes first and the building second."
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 9, 2017
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Great idea: Transit-oriented development

Transit-oriented development links transportation and land use—providing people with maximum choice in how to get around by intensifying activities near transit nodes with high quality public space.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 15, 2017
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Great idea: Missing middle housing

Increasingly in demand today, missing middle housing forms the backbone of the quintessential American neighborhood.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEMAR. 22, 2017