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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 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 February 22nd, 2013

This week's #ForewordFriday excerpt comes from Reshaping Metropolitan America, by Arthur C. Nelson. What do you think cities will look like in ten years? What about...

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By Admin / On November 9th, 2012

First, there were droughts this summer; then Hurricane Sandy; and a week after that, there was a snowstorm in the northeast. It seems we just can't catch a break from Mother Nature.

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By Admin / On September 7th, 2012

The environmental justice movement is closely tied to urban planning and development. But, while planners and urban designers have made great strides in embracing the sustainability movement, social justice issues have not been getting the same attention...

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By Admin / On August 10th, 2012

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. Jump into...

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By Jason Leppig / On June 29th, 2012

Love cities? Then we've got a deal for you! Get over to any e-book retailer and pick up our second E-ssential, Bedside Essays for Lovers (of Cities...


By Admin / On June 22nd, 2012

Can beauty save the planet? Yes, if we are as smart about how things look as we are about how they work, believes architect and designer Lance Hosey, author of ...


By Timothy Beatley / On June 8th, 2012

You'll find some inspiration for your city in this new book by Tim Beatley and this week's selection for #forewordFriday. Enjoy!