Nice city streets are a value-creation tool. Why don't more U.S. cities build them?
It would involve adding housing, mixed uses, and improved street activation.
Hoboken is a dense, pedestrian-oriented city. So why is its road space overwhelmingly dedicated to personal automobiles?
Cities remain interesting when they resist American-style "modernization".
Installment #4 in the monthly cross-country series America's Progressive Developers.
Why concentrate all the fast food chains?
Humans are conditioned to think today's buildings are automatically uglier than what came before.
In installment #4 of the "World City Profiles" series, a traveler describes the old villages of western Europe, and what the U.S. can learn from them.
Current laws against crossing the street are so rigid as to defy common sense.
An in-depth look at why N. Howard Street - a crucial one in Baltimore - is not functioning at its optimum level.
An architectural primer on how to "break up" large buildings so that they look smaller.
The Mormon Church designed the city in a way that makes its streets a liability - and an opportunity.
If San Antonio just improved downtown walkability, it would accomplish all the same things it's trying to do with light rail.
...and arguably its best.
A comparison of fine-grained and coarse-grained styles of development.
The LDS church's historical approach to cities shows a mix of urbanism and anti-urbanism.
Do Jacobs' 4 tenets for neighborhood vibrancy apply, say, to Houston?
A breakdown of the block layouts in different cities, and how they affect the pedestrian experience.
The case for "pedestrianizing" well-trafficked urban spaces.