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Welcome to the archives of Better Cities & Towns, a publication founded by Robert Steuteville as New Urban News in 1996. This archive holds two decades of the best news and analysis on compact, mixed-use growth and development, from 1996 to 2015.
 The Midtown Alliance and TSW will soon begin a test program at the intersection of 5th Street and Juniper Street to determine if an innovative and sustainable stormwater runoff solution will help alleviate stress on the city’s combined sewer...
The former Pearl Brewery is the economic and social hub for San Antonio's revitalizing River North neighborhood.
The Urban Land Institute New York chapter launched Excellence in Development awards, a new event recognizing exemplary land use projects that raise the bar for design, planning and sustainability in the New York area.
TSW, an Atlanta-based, full-service planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm has won three Chapter Awards from the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). The awards were announced at the organization’s fall conference in Savannah, Ga....
Have you always wanted to better understand form-based codes and how they impact the wellbeing of communities? Form-Based Codes 101, a new series of courses from Planetizen and the Form-Based Codes Institute, provides a great place to start. In the...
A collaboration between LRK’s Memphis, Baton Rouge, and Little Rock offices, The McKenzie is a 22-story luxury apartment building currently under construction near Dallas’ Highland Park neighborhood. Designed for empty nesters desiring a rental...
It is no secret that there is a significant paradigm shift underway in the world of regional retail development. While it continues to be business as usual for some brick-and-mortar retail sectors, a major transformation continues to unfold across...
The MRED+U Program hosts executive education training programs for real estate professionals seeking to keep up with state-of-the-art real estate practices as well as sharpen their theoretical understanding of the industry.  We offer...
The large retail and commercial development in Altoona, called Prairie Crossing, has expanded even before construction on the project has started in earnest. Developer Heart of America Group from the Quad Cities said the project, which is...
On a night when Suwanee leaders gave approval to a new downtown master plan, the city also took action toward more development near City Hall. At its July meeting Tuesday, the city council approved sending the updated downtown master plan to the...
The highly publicized mixed-use project Liberty Center in Ohio has just announced its first slate of retail tenants. With a scheduled October 2015 opening, Liberty Center includes more than 800,000 sq. ft. of retail, restaurants and entertainment,...
During the Congress for New Urbanism’s annual conference in Dallas/Fort Worth April 29 - May 2, Opticos Design, Inc's Dan Parolek sat down with the Strong Towns podcast to talk about urban planning in the San Francisco Bay Area, how to retain the...