Research

Cities that blend old and new are helping to define urbanism in the 21st Century.
A "new analytic framework" by the Urban Land Institute ignores walkability and sets back our understanding of cities and suburbs.
Strong demand for historic downtowns and neighborhoods brings a surge of population at a level not seen in 70 years.
Compact development is the best for protecting watersheds because it reduces per capita runoff, according to this graph from the Crabtree Group. Most stormwater narratives state that density is bad because the increased runoff is only considered on...
Older and smaller buildings and a wide range in building age offer real economic and social benefits for neighborhoods and urban centers.
A recent study by Redfin, the owner of Walk Score, shows that true walkability has tremendous economic value—but Walk Score itself has problems.
Commuters cut crash risk by more than 90 percent when taking public transit instead of driving, and investment in transit may reduce a community’s automobile crash risk in half, according to research.
People tend to get more exercise, leading to a powerful salutory effect on health, in neighborhoods with four characteristics.
US traffic deaths are way beyond peer nations and the gap is widening, according to a report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control. Traffic deaths in the US have dropped since 2000, due to safer vehicles and declining miles driven...
An infographic from City Observatory makes the case for why concentrated poverty impacts more people in US cities.
The impact of the neighborhood on many sources of climate emissions is clearly visible in this University of California research.
We’ve known for a long time that housing shortages are a major driver of high housing prices—and that, as a result, places that prevent new construction also tend to have big affordability problems. But now, for the first time...