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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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By Admin / On February 16th, 2011

How can the design of cities address the challenge of climate change? Patrick Condon, author of Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities, presents simple...

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By Peter Newman / On March 2nd, 2009

The sixth Resilient City model is the Place-Based City.

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By Timothy Beatley / On February 6th, 2009

Two weeks ago I had the chance to visit the Los Angeles Ecovillage (LAEV), and spent time with its visionary creator Lois Arkin. The story of the LAEV is inspirational and instructive.  Located 3...

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By Timothy Beatley / On January 16th, 2009

Perhaps because we are such Olympians at moving, at shifting and transitioning to new lives, new jobs and new houses, Americans know relatively little about the places in which they live. Much of my own work has been about the creative ideas for...

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