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Complex situations and rules challenge the judgment of regulatory officials.
Market forces, construction and land costs, and a lack of subsidies have left few options.
Advances in technology are making it increasingly possible to detect and solve urban problems in real time.
Countless unheralded buildings are designed and constructed to satisfy a city’s residential and business needs.
Directional signs for way-finding are often a navigational necessity in urban and suburban environments.
In cities, households are taking on new forms — and housing must, too.
Washington area improves ranking by getting more pedestrian friendly in the suburbs.
Achieving that urban phenomenon is a work in progress.
Many would blame the amount of paved surfaces, but that oversimplfies.
SHAPING THE CITY | While public policies, laws and regulations prescribe everything from building height limits to number of off-street parking spaces, here’s why they often remain silent on the size of the units.