Urbanism

Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making 'Lean Urbanism' a Thing

"Common sense has been almost completely lost in my profession," says the architect.

Why It Makes Sense for Long Island to Rethink the Parking Garage

A first step toward retrofitting the suburbs.

Fantasy Versions of New York, Continuously Scrambled

Multimedia artist Brian Foo's latest project explores how urban forms shapes our lives.

Eerie Truths and Hard Lessons From a 1970s 'Ecotopia'

Revisiting Ernest Callenbach's controversial portrait of a more sustainable America.

The Dynamic Potential of Urbanism Without Effort

Before applying any prescription, we need to first isolate spontaneous and latent examples of successful urban land use.

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: We Have a Winner!

The stunning conclusion to the pedestrian streets vs. bike lanes nail-biter.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Final Four

Only one round left...

Jokes of the Day: April Fools Urbanist Round-Up

Perhaps all humor really is local.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Elite Eight

More upsets, a nail-biter, and standings.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Sweet 16

Round 2 of our gut-wrenching head-to-head matchup!

The Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge

March Madness for urban design nerds.

9 Lessons From Iceland for Building Better Places

Colorful buildings, monuments that blend, and exciting waterfronts.

Picturing 10 Urban Qualities Every City Should Have

Wood-framed storefronts, natural-seeming water features, commercial porches and more.

America's Most Conservative Green Community

Walkability? Check. Car-free zone? Check. Glenn Beck endorsement? Check.

What Our Urban Planning Vocabulary Says About Our Cities

A look at how the words we use have evolved.

Toward the Walkable City

Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.

Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.

What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community?

Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.