In addition to land use that perversely incentivizes the destruction of rural lands with 5-acre lots, the financial system further incentivizes rural subdivisions gobbling up farmland at a frightening rate.
These items are the sum of innovations by colleagues and reinforce practices that have successfully entered the mainstream.
From coast to coast and in middle America, more sensible parking policies are taking hold and may be the quickest path to urban revitalization.
New urban codes have allowed cities and towns to code for complete neighborhoods and public spaces as shared-use places.
The goal of CNU's Project for Code Reform is to bring coding innovations to 42,000 units of local government to enable complete communities.
The cute Katrina Cottage has proven the versatility and usefulness of cottages that are designed to fit into complete neighborhoods.
Andres Duany offers more than 20 reasons why urban design coding is necessary—and he hopes that someday it will no longer be needed.
A pithy summary of why our infrastructure spending goes wrong—and how to fix it.
Ebenezer Howard’s Garden Cities were carefully planned with strict design codes and infrastructure funded by the uplift in land values. The same principles should be applied to the new garden villages and towns across Britain..
To bring citizens together is the very purpose of a city. Nashville’s sidewalk deficit emerged for many reasons, but it boils down to this: Planning and development during the Age of Sprawl was designed to keep people apart.
The Great Lakes city needs clear direction in building and revitalization, and the new Unified Development Ordinance can provide it.
After all the twists and turns and unexpected events of 2016, I’m ending this year the exact same way I started it: full of hope and gratitude.