Town planning

Can typical rural towns in America match the walkable and vibrant atmosphere similar to their European counterparts?
Charles III, who ascended to the throne of the United Kingdom late last week, may be the only world leader who has personally built a successful mixed-use, walkable town.
As a Southern beach town, Seaside is neither utopia nor stage set. Its great achievement is in demonstrating an alternative to two generations of American sprawl.
Beach Town, Las Catalinas creates a rich network of intimate urbanism on a steep site in Costa Rica. Charles Brewer, Douglas Duany, TSW Design, and the Las Catalinas team won a 2022 Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category.
Macon, Georgia, has been transformed by the Master Plan for Beall’s Hill, which helped tear down the walls between Mercer University and a disadvantaged neighborhood.
With a little love and attention, towns may play a key role in settling climate migrants and balancing urban development in the 21st Century.
The redevelopment of a 700-acre municipal airport in Austin is the reality of what quality development can be, if America embraces good planning and urban design.
South Hill village in Ithaca, New York, combines walkable greenfield development with suburban retrofit to offer a new model for growth.
An urban design team is working in Ithaca, New York, this week to plan a new village center on a substantial site south of the City, which has been my home for the past 24 years. While Ithaca has benefited from infill New Urbanism in...
The Wheeler District is shaping up as one of Oklahoma City’s landmark neighborhoods.
New urbanist developers employ many strategies to survive the current and future economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis. While survival is paramount, downturns also offer opportunities.
In the era of "winner take all urbanism," why are many small towns coming back to life—and why might they be good places to invest?