Features

When the research favors compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, why do our policies often favor sprawl?
The resort town in the Florida Panhandle is best known for being compact, walkable and diverse in uses and places, but Seaside has also become known as one of the first environmentally designed new towns.
Gehry's Guggenheim museum itself did not make the difference—rather the new public realm attracted and kept people and businesses in Bilbao.
People tend to get more exercise, leading to a powerful salutory effect on health, in neighborhoods with four characteristics.
Every time an in-city highway has been replaced by more human-scale infrastructure, the city and region has benefitted, according to transportation experts who led workshops for USDOT.
Two very different issues—America’s displaced, and the world’s displaced—both scream for the same response. Our leaders today, unlike 80 years ago, don't understand the relationship between city building, housing for all, and political power.
Developer Bob Turner talks about Habersham, the future of traditional neighborhood developments, and current development trends.
Superblocks with high-rise towers surrounded by giant arterial roads are a threat to economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The Asian superpower has a new plan, but can change come in time?
The most-loved places are comprised of buildings with an endless variety of details within a limited range of architecture, giving distinct and recognizable character.
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.
How landscape and urbanism came together to transform Queens Plaza—a hostile place for people on foot or bicycle.