Policy

Building types are useful in defining a variety of house-scale buildings in a mixed neighborhood, and where neighborhoods are near main streets. Here's how to apply them.
On Public Square, a recent article that lays out a design theory for the “15-minute city” is gaining a lot of viewers. Let's look at another influential take on this idea, that of Carlos Moreno, a French-Columbian scientist and university professor...
Carmel, Indiana, is building a walkable downtown from scratch—and also planning to have a strong tax base for many years to come.
A neighborhood in Atlanta establishes a Historic District with land-use regulations that protect the architecture in the front of the lot while allowing extensive development in the back.
A toolkit highlights the power of land-use and transportation policy in recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID.
The subject of walkability is getting political attention, thanks to a catchy phrase.
A large new development area in Missoula, Montana, will be built out according to new urban principles.
A manual for rebuilding community health and opportunity in the post-COVID world.
The State of Oregon adopted significant zoning changes in 2019 that allow two-unit structures across most of the state, and three-unit housing on lots in larger communities. “This doesn’t ‘abolish the suburbs,’ but it does ensure that a wider...
CNU releases report on evolving Michigan suburban landscapes, especially commercial corridors and shopping malls. The ideas and techniques can apply to communities nationwide.
One of the few form-based codes to be applied citywide in a regional major city, Buffalo’s ordinance is having a positive impact on neighborhoods and downtown.
The Biden plan mentions code reform, transit, smart growth, underserved communities, and generally big investments in affordable housing.