The charrette process can empower citizens to agree on the location of multiple walkable centers in suburban areas.
In small to mid-sized cities, the impact of New Urbanism can be dramatic.
Justin Fox of Montgomery, Alabama, has watched downtown return from the dead in the last quarter century. Montgomery has benefited from a form-based code and new urban planning, and, most of all, the nationwide resurgence in urban living. Fox, a...
Ponce City Market in Atlanta unites four neighborhoods and brings high-tech businesses back to the city.
Outside Buena Vista, Colorado, on the site of a former garbage dump, 40 acres of riverfront land sat vacant for years. It took two nature-loving developers—risktakers with a background as competitive kayakers—to see what it could become.
The mismatch between current US housing stock and shifting demographics, combined with the growing demand for walkable urban living, has been poignantly defined by recent research and publications by the likes of Christopher Nelson and Chris...
Avant-gardist catch phrases ring hollow. Designers can move beyond rhetorical red herrings to create good places for people.
As growing legions of Americans look for urban places, many will be drawn to more affordable mid-sized cities like Rochester, NY.
The Legacy Charrette plan includes both incremental steps to kick-start economic and cultural activity and long-term visions.
Building density that supports walkable urban centers is a key strategy of new urbanists—but this goal is challenging in already built-out suburbs. Existing conditions, space constraints, zoning restrictions, and long approval processes often...
Douglas Duany, whose ideas transformed Seaside from the beginning, was the winner of this year’s Seaside Prize.
The redevelopment of a suburban commercial strip area across from UConn has made Mansfield, Connecticut, a better place.