walkable urbanism Archive

How Affordable Housing Can Actually Succeed on the Open Market

More and more people are moving to cities, and though the luxury market has been leading our slow exit from recession, that imbalance can’t continue. It’s time for the real estate industry to weigh in on affordability and urbanization....
November 11, 2016

A City Reading

I recently came across this piece from Next City talking about a reading list for the city of Boston, and it got me thinking. Of course, a city-wide book club isn’t anything new; for more than a decade my...
September 1, 2016

3 Surprising Ways to Measure Sustainability in Your Community

Sustainability is a popular word, and I think that’s mostly because it can mean so many different (but mostly positive) things: environmentally friendliness, durability, longevity, monetary balance. I would be willing to bet that at the 24th annual Congress...
June 8, 2016

What Do Millennial Renters Want?

As a card-carrying member of the Millennial Generation (those of us born sometime after the early 1980s), I can attest that my peers and I are something of a different animal when it comes to real estate. We prefer...
July 31, 2014

Suburban Death Knell is Premature

Leigh Gallagher’s book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving (Portfolio Hardcover, 2013) has gotten a lot of attention lately. It’s one of those ideas that’s appeared in book form at the perfect time. We’re...

The Option of Urbanism: How Cities Can Become More Walkable

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey QUICK SKIM It’s time for cities to get walking, not sprawling, writes Christopher B. Leinberger in his new book The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream (Island Press, 2008). Not only are...
October 6, 2008