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Why Walkability Matters

When did the car triumph over the pedestrian as a symbol of American freedom?

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New Urbs Returns from Dallas

A new generation of conservatives has risen to the defense of walkable neighborhoods and traditional development.

The New Urbs-Strong Towns Conversation

Charles Marohn talks to Jon Coppage and Ben Schwarz about conservatives and cities.

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How to Reclaim Suburban Sprawl

New Urbanism and rail transit offer a humane alternative to America’s artificial development model.

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New Urbs Goes to Dallas

Join us at the Congress for the New Urbanism, and for a Friday evening reception.

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Cities for People—or Cars?

New Urbanism rediscovers centuries of walkable wisdom.

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Why Shared Space Scares

Reclaiming the roads is frightening by design.

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Put a Stop to Stoplights

The shared space movement rewrites the rules of the road.

Building an Underclass

How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families

When Fascists Tried to Remake Ethiopia

Corbusier courted Mussolini with the same ideas that still devastate American cities.

China Greenwashes Le Corbusier

Creating whole cities from scratch is neither environmentally nor socially sustainable.

Bike Highways Aren’t Any Better for City Streets

Cycling urbanists celebrate their own urban carve-outs after rightly decrying the automobile’s.

Conservatism for the City

Beauty, streetcars, and dual codes are the right ideas for urban policy.

Five Ways Uber Changes the City

Ride-sharing apps are transforming urban economies beyond the taxi industry.

Driving in the City

It’s frustrating, often dangerous, and turns us all into despicable human beings.

Amid the Seas of Empty Asphalt, After Christmas

Shopping malls devote acres of usable space to painted lines thanks to government mandates.

What Is a Suburb, Anyway?

Good, walkable urbanism matters more for a neighborhood than an arbitrary labeling of city or suburb.