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By Meghan Bartels / On January 9th, 2015

Walden Pond.

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By Meghan Bartels / On June 6th, 2014

Can our infrastructure systems do more if they work together?

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By Hillary Brown / On May 15th, 2014

Last spring's Presidential appeal for fixing the nation’s “raggedy” infrastructure (his word choice) has failed to stir a response from Congress. However, bold...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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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 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 Galina Tachieva / On September 19th, 2011

As of late, the mortgage interest deduction (MID), a tax break many Americans have become accustomed to, has become the focus of much debate and controversy. It first became the subject of heated discussion when President Obama’s debt commission...

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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 Admin / On July 20th, 2010

Peter Harnik discusses ideas from his new book Urban Green: Innovate Parks for Resurgent Cities on the...

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By Peter Newman / On March 12th, 2009

Cities, neighborhoods and regions will be designed to use energy sparingly by offering walkable, transit-oriented options for all supplemented by renewably-powered electric plug-in vehicles. Cities with more sustainable transport systems have reduced...