The sign at Seaside, Florida, recognized as the first New Urbanist community, acknowledges that some of its residents walk on four feet. Photo: Joe Vare on Flickr

Headlines: Denser, Greener, Livelier, and Less Partisan

Toward sustainable urbanization, bringing tactical urbanism in-house, and walkable towns fight the big boxes

The world’s healthiest future is urban, dense, and green
Asian Times, August 10, 2017
“...to fight the 21st century’s global problems, sustainable urbanization can be a powerful tool to support health and well-being while reducing harm to the environment.”

Why should conservatives care about urbanism and city development (podcast)
The Federalist, July 31, 2017
Jonathan Coppage talks with host Gracy Olmstead about why urbanism is a conservative issue.

Does city-sanctioned street activism dull tactical urbanism?
Next City, August 7, 2017
Even if every city adopts a similar official approach to tactical urbanism, it’s unlikely that they’ll see the end of unsanctioned activism.

Local News

Thadani remains part of Seaside’s growth
Northwest Florida Daily News, August 6, 2017
“All my town planning work has been based on the New Urbanism I learned here. It set the direction for my life work,” says architect Dhiru Thadani.

How one Massachusetts downtown bounced back from the crippling shadow of a mall and Walmart
MassLive, August 9, 2017
A rail trail, new business association, and zoning changes to allow living downtown, are a few of the tweaks that brought a downtown back.

Is the San Fernando Valley’s future suburban?
Curbed LA August 11, 2017
Eight residents weigh in on the Valley’s future in this comprehensive look at what is and could be.

Troy project aims to create walkable downtown amidst urban sprawl
Michigan Stateside, August 9, 2017
New Urbanist and urban planner Bob Gibbs is working with city leaders in Troy to build a walkable downtown with “all kinds of housing for all kinds of people.”

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