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What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.

7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls

Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.

Courtesy of Target

Is This What an Urban 'Big Box Store' Should Look Like?

Target's new Los Angeles space aims for urban chic. Do they miss the mark?

Kaid Benfield

The Death - and Life - of Small Downtown America

Malls and highways killed town centers. Can smart design bring them back?

Courtesy BNIM and Farshid Assassi

Green Recovery in Greensburg, Kansas

Award-winning streetscape project helps rebuild a tornado-damaged town