A study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that green spaces are linked to reduced crime rates
Chuck Marohn started a firestorm when he went after the diverging diamond, arguing we need to spend less on over-engineered highways
At Archi's Acres in California, military veterans can learn organic production methods, farmers market management, and irrigation installation
With new features that allow users to calculate commute cost and time and search for housing, Walk Score has a lot of analytic mojo behind it
Dysfunctional public spaces inhibit pride and make a community feel abandoned. Great ones can become the heart and soul of a place.
From Light Bulb Finder to EarthFriend, the best of the entries submitted to a contest organized by the Environmental Protection Agency
Two images, of the district as it appeared in the '60s and as it looks today, came in over Rust Wire, a site about post-industrial cities
Both vacant properties and distressed populations inhibit cities from reaching their potential as true agents of sustainability
Have we made security measures less ugly in some places over the last decade? Probably. Is my city more beautiful? I say no.
Urbanology is a companion to a large-scale, interactive installation at the on-site BMW Guggenheim Lab, currently in New York City
Retired plants have already been left abandoned for years, creating blight while presenting stark portraits of foregone opportunities
Faced with a rapidly expanding and aging population, Maryland is working to figure out how best to use its limited land and resources
Canyon Lakes was built on a dry hill, Paradise Park is without a park, and Three Rivers Crossing sits miles from the nearest river
More and more cities are helping both people and the environment by promoting less typical housing units
Green living advice from Alex Steffen and other leading thinkers on urbanism and sustainability
A visit to the 15-acre Canadian development that's leading the way with green design, stormwater recycling, and more
Sometimes complicated metrics aren't necessary. Easy ways to know if a neighborhood is well-designed.
Many communities aren't pedestrian-friendly—so people have to choose between being unhealthy and being a bull's-eye
New data show how a well-designed transit corridor has reduced traffic and encouraged walking rather than driving
If you care about sustainable communities, what topics do you pursue? A leading green organization outlines its priorities.