Kaid Benfield

Complete Streets Coalition

America Is a Walking Disaster

In much of the country, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible.

What Our Urban Planning Vocabulary Says About Our Cities

A look at how the words we use have evolved.

The Case for Shared Green Spaces

 A recently revitalized "pocket neighborhood" in Little Rock strengthens the area and protects the environment.

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What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.

Sprawl Could Kill Off 34 Million Acres of American Forest by 2060

According to a new study, urban and developed land areas will increase 41 percent.

National Endowment for the Arts

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts helps towns build their "brand" and develop innovating programing.

BLVD

The Case for Walkability as an Economic Development Tool

A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.

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The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013

A new rise of suburban sprawl, getting serious about climate change and more.

Denver's Innovative Strategy to Give Public Housing Residents What They Want

The Housing Authority is using a cultural audit to redevelop the city's outdated South Lincoln Homes, not far from downtown.

The Best Green Ideas of 2012

A personal, eclectic list.

Courtesy of US DOT

In a Kansas City Neighborhood, Deep Investments and an Uncertain Future

Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.

These Bikes Are Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday

Cycles decked out in everything from Christmas lights to greenery.

Kaid Benfield

How an Industrial City Reinvented Itself as a Sustainability Hub

France's Nantes has a powerful plan to cut carbon, eliminate cars, and redevelop the city's heart.

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The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

Courtesy of HUD

How HUD Took Bottom-Up Planning to a Whole New Level

The agency has an impressive record of supporting smarter community planning.

Kaid Benfield

10 Techniques for Making Cities More Walkable

In Walkable City, Jeff Speck lays out ideas for making communities more hospitable to walkers.

American Planning Association

2012's Best Smart Growth Projects, According to the EPA

A food store in Vermont, rezoning in Portsmouth, and five other neat efforts.