In 2010, Denver will be the first major city in the U.S. to launch a "Paris-style" free bike program. Minneapolis, Boston, and Miami will come on-line soon after.
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When Washington politicians speak about cities, their speech is reliably punctuated with catchphrases about decline, crumbling infrastructure, and Detroit. This is a strange phenomenon.
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In the annals of urban design and city planning, no book holds a higher place than The Death and Life of Great American Cities ...
No one will ride to a city's rescue for affordable housing. Developers, Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland said, are not going to buy $500,000 lots and put in affordable duplexes for schoolteachers.
The city-as-monoculture can only continue with surveillance, stop-and-frisks, eminent domain, developer tax windfalls and all the illegal activity brazenly called Progress and New York Greatness.
Does living in New York City foster a hard-as-nails, no nonsense attitude? Is that how one would describe the New York state of mind?
Totnes, a sleepy seaside town in the West of England, has become the accidental epicenter of a quiet revolution.
Throughout this month, Governors Island plays host to the Dutch government-sponsored New Island Festival, a two-week art extravaganza featuring provocative theater, installation, and music events.
Where does your drinking water come from?
Natural historian Sidney Horenstein has been asking that question around New York City for decades. The ans...
The theory is that drivers get more used to seeing bikers on the road and know how to deal with them. So it might actually be a smart strategy not to be out there by yourself.
One of the quickest ways into a green collar job is through the burgeoning field of green building. ...
Bad schools and even the perception of disorder drive people from the city more effectively than bad urban form, and keeping people in the city is more important than the form the city takes.
One of the ways in which city life isn't what it used to be is that so much of what used to be public is no longer public. As a result, some of our humanity is lost, to say nothing of efficient travel.
Cityism is differentiated by a commitment to join high density and intensity of uses with a congenial urban landscape, and this requires heroic efforts to deal with parking.
When it comes to policy on sustainable progress, we should be including measures that change the way we are doing things, not merely advance the technology that allows us to do things the same.
Today, 42 years since the annexation of East Jerusalem, it seems that the future of Palestinian Jerusalemites is gloomier than ever, and that their pathways of existence are narrowing.
The deal to lease Chicago's parking meters to a private company has crippled the City's ability to make comprehensive transportation planning, a new r...
Suddenly people who two years ago wouldn't give smart growth advocates the time of day are talking about things like transit-oriented development and growth boundaries.
Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood is poised to become one of America's greatest revitalization stories, in the process creating a national exemplar of sustainable development.
Let's be honest -- HUD has become the Department of Subsidized Housing, and that must change. We've got to put the "UD" (urban development) back in HUD.
Suburban sprawl as we have known it may not be dead but it is surely not well, and we are already seeing the beginning of its end.
With intelligent regulations, such as thoughtful neighborhood zoning, we can influence our ability and willingness to engage in healthy activities like biking and walking.
In the U.S. we've looked to places like Portland, Seattle and even Austin, Texas for the crunchy-granola thinking on sustainability. But now, nearly a...
I am both happy and horrified that some well-meaning people want to a build a lakefront memorial to Daniel Burnham, the architect and urban planner wh...
It's true that Paris has changed. Evolved, I'd say. But it is trying, in some ways, to stop the alluring march of "progress."
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