Philip Langdon

Better! Cities and Towns






Philip Langdon has written on design, planning, development, and community for many national magazines, including The Atlantic, Landscape Architecture, and Planning. He was senior editor at Progressive Architecture in the 1990s and from 2002 to 2012 was senior editor at New Urban News/Better Cities & Towns. With Robert Steuteville, he co-edited the 448-page New Urbanism: Best Practices Guide, a comprehensive guide to the practice of New Urbanism. He is author of several other books, including American Houses, Urban Excellence, and A Better Place to Live: Reshaping the American Suburb. Currently he is working on a book about what it’s like to live in walkable communities, how these communities take shape, and how neighborhoods can be improved. Langdon is now a contributing editor for Better Cities & Towns. He lives in the East Rock section of New Haven, Connecticut.