Community

Learning from Bryant Park: Revitalizing Cities, Towns, and Public Spaces, is an entertaining and important book for urbanists across America.
Bok converted an abandoned vocational high school into a beehive of affordable workspace and and community activity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project won a 2020 CNU Charter Award in the Block, Street, and Building category for Scout LTD.
A shift to at-home/remote office work might reduce demand for office space—and simultaneously cut commuting and carbon emissions and promote mixed-use urban places.
A shocking number of American small businesses, employing tens of millions of people, are at imminent risk of permanent closure if the crisis continues much longer, according to a survey of Main Street America.
The village center is a walkable urban retail type comprising a small group of shops that allow nearby residents to make quick purchases—often on the way home.
As we conduct a partial retreat from our habitat to our homes and our world becomes smaller we do so knowing that this is temporary, that we social creatures must eventually return to our natural habitat, the city.
The “Angels of Beauty” are a model for how citizens can protect and nurture the public realm.
Even in the vast American drivable urban landscape, families can figure out how to do without a car—walking and biking to meet every personal need. Here’s how it’s done and you can do it, too.
This holiday is about places and people and memory, and that has an impact on how we build and experience cities and towns.
An unprecedented public process created a long-term recovery plan for the California municipality leveled by fire—and sets a model for responding to a changing world.
From Ancient Rome to modern America, amphitheaters are a superb facility to gather communities together.
One of Seaside’s crucial mandates: Houses should have porches. New Urbanism spread from there, and the number of new U.S. homes built with porches has risen ever since, from 42 percent in 1994 to 52 percent in 2004 to 65 percent in 2016.