Policy

The submission deadline is April 5 for this year’s Driehaus Award, to be announced at CNU 27 in Louisville.
Why the key question, always, is this: "Is this this an upward trade?"
More cities are adopting a simple code change that goes a long way to improve the urban environment.
Here's an outline of what municipalities can do to promote walkable urban development.
Atlanta is growing at an "unprecedented rate" and is trying to become more multimodal and less car-centric.
The City of Burlington, Vermont, has initiated an innovative, flexible streetscape improvement program that saves money and time and is more responsive to the community.
Our model for traffic congestion is flawed. We need to make the crucial distinction between good and bad congestion and plan our transportation systems accordingly.
Even if you are cynical about about how big money will affect low-income communities, the smart move for municipalities and urbanists is to make the most of this big-impact program.
Opportunity Zones offer significant smart growth potential if investors can find the opportunities, but a new report is of limited use, especially when it comes to smaller cities and incremental development.
A Pink Zone, an idea of the Project for Lean Urbanism, is an area of lightened red tape for small-scale projects. Pink Zones are designed to allow individuals with little capital to take action.
Opportunity Zones, a massive new nationwide community development program, will benefit from the work of urban planning thought leaders.
The Users' Guide to Code Reform leads planners through the code reform process, providing tools for governments lacking the capacity to develop a full form-based code.