Design

Here’s what you need to know about a wide range of building types that make up mixed-use cities and towns, how they work, and why they matter.
Design is a tool to strengthen community connections, extend the value of the waterfront inland, and to improve sustainability and resilience.
A New Pattern Language for Growing Regions provides 80 new patterns, in the format of Alexander’s classic architecture book, and is a worthwhile read for urbanists, planners, and designers of the built environment.
An engaging storefront starts with a vision, then good storytelling, and design that engages the community.
These concepts, applied here to downtown Hammond, Indiana, are relevant to most American cities.
Large mixed-use apartment complex in the midst of suburbia will be laid out like a European village with architecture appropriate to the southwestern desert.
Intriguing lessons for urbanists are coming, surprisingly, from neuroscience. Understanding the underlying structure of cities can help us to formulate better urban policies and practices.
For many years, retailers resisted the architecture of street-facing storefronts, but necessity is the mother of flexibility.
Review of City on a Hill: Urban Idealism in America from the Puritans to the Present, by Alex Krieger, Harvard University Press, 2019.
The year’s awards will celebrate design that takes New Urbanism to the next level and inspires a new generation of urbanists.
To understand architecture and design buildings successfully, we need to acknowledge core human tendencies that secured our survival.
New York is a great city that breaks many rules of urban planning. Here's what its imperfections can teach us about city building.