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Regional Planning Done Right

How two communities came together to design more sustainable neighborhoods.

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The Limits of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

They often lack the authority they need to get things done.

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Nashville's New, Hypergreen Park

A 6.5-acre, nature-inspired space opens as part of the city's riverfront revitalization plan.

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What Cities Can Learn From Toronto's Green Roof Policy

Already, 1.2 million square feet of green space have been added to the city.

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Why Smart Growth Can't Be the Only Answer

Smart growth policies are important, but they're not enough.

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How Building Beautiful Spaces Can Foster Environmentalism

A focus on placemaking can drive the green movement.

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What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth

Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.

A National Mall People Actually Want To Visit

Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.

Traffic Explained in Less Than 4 Minutes

A video on what causes congestion, and how to fix it.

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A Data-Driven Case for Walkability

These statistics offer fresh insights into the importance of walking.

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Is SoCal America's Next Environmental Success Story?

The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.

Explaining the City in 5 Videos

These films offer fresh insights into urban living.

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The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

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Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

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The Hottest Trends in Urban Housing

Small is in, buying is (maybe) out, and smart growth is here to stay.

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Why This Huge Chinese Mall Is Empty

Twice the size of the Mall of America, it has an Arc de Triomphe and a 1.3-mile canal with gondolas. But no one wants to come.

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How to Make a Greener Parking Lot

They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.