Policy

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.
A toolkit highlights the power of land-use and transportation policy in recovery from the devastating impacts of COVID.
The subject of walkability is getting political attention, thanks to a catchy phrase.
A large new development area in Missoula, Montana, will be built out according to new urban principles.
A manual for rebuilding community health and opportunity in the post-COVID world.
The State of Oregon adopted significant zoning changes in 2019 that allow two-unit structures across most of the state, and three-unit housing on lots in larger communities. “This doesn’t ‘abolish the suburbs,’ but it does ensure that a wider...
CNU releases report on evolving Michigan suburban landscapes, especially commercial corridors and shopping malls. The ideas and techniques can apply to communities nationwide.
One of the few form-based codes to be applied citywide in a regional major city, Buffalo’s ordinance is having a positive impact on neighborhoods and downtown.
The Biden plan mentions code reform, transit, smart growth, underserved communities, and generally big investments in affordable housing.
The US needs public works investments to help main streets.