Urban living means more than just locating in the downtown core of the biggest cities. What people are looking for is not a compromised blend of suburban and urban, but an urban condition scaled to their lifestyle.
As the Indiana Pacers contemplate an outdoor space adjacent to Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it’s a good time to consider the design elements that make a successful plaza work.
New multi-family projects often fail to provide the privacy statement delivered by the porch, stoop or plinth.
Young parents give urban neighborhoods seal of approval for safety, walkability.
Previous expansions of public transportation were also followed by population growth.
Northern city’s headline-grabbing policy isn’t much different than what we’ve already accomplished.
Far from dead, bricks-and-mortar stores have the power to boost city in quest for workforce talent.
Making pedestrians, cyclists a priority has driven economic development in cities around the world.
Do we want to be known as a lively urban place … or a place for parking?
Easy access to groceries no panacea for bad nutrition, but built environment has role to play.
Places thrive when they’re designed to bring us together, not keep us apart.
Over-regulation is a threat to the complexity—and beauty—of urban living.
The places where we fuel up have changed dramatically, and more change is on the way.
Expanded freeways typically don’t solve the problem they are meant to address.
The money we spend on our streets doesn’t unlock their potential value as civic spaces.
As a rule, Post-World War II buildings turned their back on the public realm.
Indiana should join other states that have found alternatives to these concrete barriers.
Food and our built environment are interacting and affecting one another like never before.
Decades-old attempts to remake streets for pedestrians failed, but today’s don’t have to.
Shopping malls, luxury retailers are no substitute for the real thing.