UGBs make housing more expensive, limit options, and don't even stop sprawl.
Long considered recreational, skateboarding could become as common as cycling, starting on college campuses.
Bastrop, TX, tries a new zoning code designed to be more permissive.
In episode 6, we talk with Charles Marohn of Strong Towns and Rick Rybeck of Just Economics.
The more cities grow, the more productive and prosperous they become.
Coal is not West Virginia's future. But what will take its place?
Big companies used to run their own monopoly towns. Now they take a more incremental approach to city development.
What is Market Urbanism? – a podcast interview with Michael Lewyn & Ryan Avent
Many planners have their minds made up on which cities do and don't work. But multiple factors make the debate complicated.
Portland's UGB limits development in the suburbs right around the city. This appears to be causing leapfrog sprawl throughout the larger metro.
Closing the hub is not some pie-in-the-sky proposition. The lost capacity could be made up for elsewhere in metro Boston.
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".
Contrary to the "induced demand" theory, Houston has relieved congestion by building more roads.
Priced out of L.A., the displaced are moving east to Riverside and San Bernardino.
Austin could be a city where dockless scooters thrive. But this will require more density and safer road design.
Why concentrate all the fast food chains?
As transit systems grow antiquated, cities should try nimbler options.
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.
A new audit shows that New Jersey Transit, once a top transit agency, has fallen. Is it time for a radical rethink of what a transit agency should be?
Clearing out blight has its benefits, but it can also erase crucial assets.
In the mid-1990s, it was designated as a "Regeneration Area."
Will AVs encourage sprawl or density? Based on some early signs, it could be the latter.
Rapido, a program based in Texas, offers a fast and flexible solution.