Community

As a Southern beach town, Seaside is neither utopia nor stage set. Its great achievement is in demonstrating an alternative to two generations of American sprawl.
Mahatma Gandhi was not wrong—India depends on its villages: But the community of the agrarian landscape may be reinforced in urban neighborhoods also.
The diverse Global District is the focus of a tactical event and long-term planning to promote main street character in a sector of strip malls and arterial roads.
With a little love and attention, towns may play a key role in settling climate migrants and balancing urban development in the 21st Century.
The Jewel Theatre is a 1931 brick building with Deco details on 4th Street of Oklahoma City—the only building left standing on what was once a thriving main street block in a Black business district.  The Jewel Theatre operated from the...
A film segment tells the story of an American city, its struggles, and a future revitalized by urban design.
A documentary on Youngstown, Ohio, won top prize at the Better Cities Film Festival in Detroit.
This is fourth in a series of articles on the advantages of building human-scale cities and towns.
Main Streets, downtown cores, and neighborhood centers play a vital social role in American communities. The idea of Central Social Districts offers a way for cities to nurture this function to help urban centers thrive.
Main Streets, downtown cores, and neighborhood centers play a vital social role in American communities. The argument for Central Social Districts is that this social role should be nurtured distinctly for urban centers to succeed.
US Route 20, the longest road in the nation, travels through many interesting and historic places in New York State. One that you have probably never heard of is Cazenovia, a town of 7,000 people, founded in 1793.
Uptown Normal is helping to bring a small downtown back to life, providing an economic boost to a town in Central Illinois.