Public Square

These articles are posted with permission from the Congress of the New Urbanism (CNU) and orginally appeared in CNU's online journal, Public Square. They are posted for information purposes only. CNU is solely responsible for the articles' content.

Home Builders Report Shows Housing is Changing

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January 20, 2020

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The American housing industry is changing course—and this will transform neighborhoods and communities over time by providing more and different choices in housing.

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Changes in Retail Encourage Walkable Urban Designs

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December 23, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

For many years, retailers resisted the architecture of street-facing storefronts, but necessity is the mother of flexibility.

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Why Choose a Grid?

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November 22, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

The decision of a city in Texas to plan for new growth using a grid of streets has inspired readers and makes a lot of sense.

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Malls to Mixed-Use Centers and Other Opportunities

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October 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.

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Why Downtown Retail is Coming Back

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September 25, 2019

Robert Steuteville, Congress for the New Urbanism

Even as e-commerce takes market share and national chain stores close, demographic shifts have created a growth market for downtown retail and mixed-use.

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