The Golden State’s recent legislation enabling duplexes and small multifamily buildings has important urban design implications for New Urbanism and walkable communities.
Groveland, a rapidly developing small city 30 miles west of Orlando, Florida, adopted a plan and code that included the beautiful Transect diagram shown above. The mostly still-rural community, which nearly doubled in population last decade, adopted...
Let's learn all we can from the lightning fast efforts to adapt streets to provide public space during the pandemic. The biggest lesson: Don't be afraid to experiment with streets.
American Jobs Act (AJA) provisions that would tear down unnecessary in-city freeways have received significant media attention, but the infrastructure bill could also boost transit-oriented development (TOD). That angle has been less emphasized.
ACUs can bring down the price of a locating a nascent enterprise by an order of magnitude, making business creation accessible to people who come from backgrounds that have been subject to repression, oppression, or other economic disadvantage.
Accessory Commercial Units (ACUs), an affordable alternative to prime commercial space, could equitably establish retail destinations that people need in close proximity to where they live.
Significant programs and legislation may set the stage for local code reform across the US, enabling better places.
The Project for Code Reform looks at Michigan municipalities to find the key changes to land-use regulations on the local level.
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.