Policy

The Users' Guide to Code Reform leads planners through the code reform process, providing tools for governments lacking the capacity to develop a full form-based code.
The City of South Bend focuses on complete streets to spur investment in neglected neighborhoods.
Accessory dwellings can triple the density on a single-family lot while preserving the character of neighborhoods.
The Yes in My Back Yard movement pulls from a broad spectrum of people concerned about many aspects of urban places, including affordable housing, mobility, and good urbanism.
A focus on one dimension ignores more important geographical aspects to public safety in a walkable city.
Seventy-four public spaces have been created out of underutilized parts of the city street network in the last decade.
Preserving open space in a time of rising development pressure, while fostering equitable development, requires out-of-the-box thinking.
Two journalists travel America in a Cirrus plane, reporting on public-private partnerships, "walkable manufacturing," and what makes second-tier cities succeed.
Donald Shoup's new volume shows how better approaches to parking enable affordable housing, the missing middle, economic development, and better living.
As Sound Transit expands light rail far into the suburbs around Seattle, a policy allows the disposition of excess land for affordable transit-oriented development—consistent with the goals of a CNU report.
Transect-based Lean Codes have compact formats, bare-bones standards, and lighter (pink) red tape, in contrast to the excessive controls, redundancies, contradictions, delays, and unintended consequences created by conventional zoning.
Are your parking rules the actual urban design guidelines for your community? Drawing up a couple of site plans using your current rules may reveal some ugly reality. Thanks to the good folks at Kronberg Wall Architects and Urbanists for this great...