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By Charles R. Wolfe / On January 30th, 2014

In an ongoing series, Urbanism Without Effort author Chuck Wolfe argues the importance of the overlaps, overlays and convergence points that...

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By Charles R. Wolfe / On October 11th, 2013

Two September experiences reminded me of the strength and fragility of urban places, and the inherent ironies of surviving town forms. One such experience was here, at home, while preparing for a keynote address in New Hampshire scheduled for later this...

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By Admin / On August 5th, 2013

Harold Henderson of Build a Better Burb interviewed author Ned Crankshaw, author of ...

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By Charles R. Wolfe / On May 13th, 2013

As urban stakeholders -- residents, pundits, developers, associated professionals, and politicians -- we like to discuss and debate aspects of urbanism and how cities should change to meet new challenges. But when we talk about urbanism, I think we often...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 3rd, 2013

This week's selection for #forewordFriday comes from Charles R. Wolfe's new E-ssential, Urbanism Without Effort.

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By Admin / On May 2nd, 2013

Charles R. Wolfe's new E-ssential tackles the idea that to create vibrant, sustainable urban areas for the long term, we must first understand “what happens naturally when...

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By Admin / On March 8th, 2013

Planners and urban designers have reached a consensus about what constitutes "good urbanism;" however, there remains a yawning gap between this theory and reality. In this week's #forewordFriday selection, Nan Ellin's new book,...

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By Admin / On September 26th, 2011

Scale is fundamental to urban design. If you get it right, and achieve a well-proportioned space between buildings, you have a sound basis to build upon. Even if the architecture is far from perfect, the public realm you create can be decent and...

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By Admin / On September 7th, 2011

Island Press partnered with the Smithsonian Institution for a Greening Greater Washington Seminar featuring Island Press author Timothy Beatley, author of ...

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By Timothy Beatley / On February 25th, 2011

Watch Timothy Beatley speak on green urbanism and Biophilic Cities at the...

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