Are you a citizen working to move your neighbors away from “NIMBY” to “YIMBY” (Yes in my backyard)? Do you need to make the case to local officials for more walkable, lively neighborhoods? Build a Better Burb can help you suggest better planning to improve the lives of people in your community.

We know that planners and urbanists couch even their best ideas in jargon–a real turn-off for busy people who aren’t trained in those professions. In everyday language, Build a Better Burb offers examples and background on how diverse and connected suburbs help make peoples’ lives better, improve the economy, and create better places for our children.

4 Ways FHA Promotes Sprawl

The FHA overwhelmingly favors single-family homes.

Video: The future of suburban retrofit

Forecasting the changes that will affect our work to transform the burbs.

Top 10 sprawling cities

These major US cities are more suburban than urban.

Why car-free shopping streets are returning

Pedestrian-friendly shopping streets are gaining traction.

Creating a suburban farm

Many suburban homes are ideally suited to growing food, and even raising small farm animals.

Seven characteristics of walkable neighborhoods

Ever wonder what actually goes into making a walkable neighborhood?

A dozen fun facts about the ‘roundabout capital’

Carmel, Indiana just built its 100th roundabout, for starters.