Outside Buena Vista, Colorado, on the site of a former garbage dump, 40 acres of riverfront land sat vacant for years. It took two nature-loving developers—risktakers with a background as competitive kayakers—to see what it could become.
The mismatch between current US housing stock and shifting demographics, combined with the growing demand for walkable urban living, has been poignantly defined by recent research and publications by the likes of Christopher Nelson and Chris...
Avant-gardist catch phrases ring hollow. Designers can move beyond rhetorical red herrings to create good places for people.
As growing legions of Americans look for urban places, many will be drawn to more affordable mid-sized cities like Rochester, NY.
The Legacy Charrette plan includes both incremental steps to kick-start economic and cultural activity and long-term visions.
Building density that supports walkable urban centers is a key strategy of new urbanists—but this goal is challenging in already built-out suburbs. Existing conditions, space constraints, zoning restrictions, and long approval processes often...
Douglas Duany, whose ideas transformed Seaside from the beginning, was the winner of this year’s Seaside Prize.
The redevelopment of a suburban commercial strip area across from UConn has made Mansfield, Connecticut, a better place.
Beach density and climate action zones offer a proven, two-tier approach to fitting housing comfortably within our current lifestyle.
As revitalization of cities moves forward, urbanists are partway through a multiphase process that is changing America.
Nuture unique historic character in walkable formats and don’t build leasable space that you can’t lease. For downtown to have a critical mass, the goal is to capture 20 percent of the retail market share.
Good news for architects and urbanists.