Smart growth policy

News and resources relating to public initiatives on walkable communities and new urban planning.

What the skeptics say about LEED-ND

Source: Planning Magazine Full Story: LEED-ND: What the Skeptics Say Some planners question whether LEED for Neighborhood Development really works ...
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Livability means being poor and eating only one kind of lettuce

Robert Steuteville, New Urban Network If you are looking for an overheated response to the Obama Administration's livability agenda, one ...
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Will Walmart finally build an urban store?

Author: Robert Steuteville New Urban Network Update: The proposal on New Jersey Avenue in the District of Columbia is really ...
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‘Developer fiefdoms’: How they benefit Washington’s emerging neighborhoods

Author: Philip Langdon New Urban Network Washington, DC, is sprinkled with mini-neighborhoods that blossomed during the past decade, a period ...
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Plan of the Month December 2010: Low-carbon urban design for China

Editor's note: New Urban Network is beginning a new feature called Plan of the Month. Low-carbon urban design standards for ...
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Greenest city, fairest city, ‘complete’ city? Urban rankings are many, and complex

Author: Philip Langdon New Urban Network As planning director of Vancouver, British Columbia, for a little less than five years, ...
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