Hazel Borys's Blog

Or a wide range of ways to build social capital or how charitable institutions backstop community...
Jan 26 2016 10:46am Hazel Borys
What makes neighbourhood character strong and compelling enough to tempt us to move through it on...
Nov 10 2015 3:56pm Hazel Borys
In most of the US and Canada, walkability is categorically zoned out. Most of our historic...
Oct 6 2015 10:54am Hazel Borys
This weekend, I again watched The Human Scale, a film from 2013, and got more stoked to meet...
Feb 18 2015 7:03am Hazel Borys
Walking around Berlin, my 10-year old pointed out the exceptional numbers of downtown kids, and...
Nov 17 2014 11:54am Hazel Borys
For mixing light industrial with residential, the Hackeschen Hofe in Berlin provides an inspiring...
Nov 10 2014 12:32pm Hazel Borys
Why does city planning matter to people who aren’t urban designer types? Here’s an elevator pitch...
Sep 16 2014 3:15pm Hazel Borys
A recent trip to Chicago on the first weekend of summer reinforced the importance of great public...
Jul 8 2014 8:33am Hazel Borys
What if our family had lived in a walkable neighborhood? These sorts of places are the ones...
Jun 25 2014 12:02pm Hazel Borys
Effective mitigation strategies involve packages of mutually reinforcing policies — including...
May 1 2014 10:13am Hazel Borys
Thoughts on a vacation in a car-free place with free-range kids.
Aug 22 2013 11:49am Hazel Borys
When I write about a particular square in some inspiring place, I’m not saying we should stamp 5-...
Aug 12 2013 7:48am Hazel Borys
Living in season asks us to “entice people outside, where they get more acclimated to the local...
Jul 15 2013 9:38am Hazel Borys
It’s summertime, and that means another installment of lessons from great cities. This week, it's...
Jun 20 2013 8:40am Hazel Borys
This year’s CNU was all about doing again, unlike the past few years where we’ve focused on...
Jun 10 2013 3:24pm Hazel Borys
Continuing our series on ways to fail at form-based codes, we examine not capturing local character...
May 17 2013 11:30am Hazel Borys
One way to fail at form-based codes is a common mistake — oversimplifying the rural-to-urban...
May 6 2013 7:17am Hazel Borys
Today I’d like us to talk about point two on the ways-to-fail list: adopt an all-new replacement...
Apr 25 2013 8:07am Hazel Borys
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 7:44am Hazel Borys
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other...
Mar 28 2013 11:18am Hazel Borys
Accessibility for seniors includes walkable proximity to daily needs and transit. Still, with my...
Mar 14 2013 8:46am Hazel Borys
The biggest challenge to form-based codes is failing to establish a community vision that can then...
Feb 25 2013 11:02am Hazel Borys
Here’s to the hard work of making the connections within and between our neighbourhoods that make...
Feb 14 2013 9:05am Hazel Borys
Compact development patterns could have dramatically decreased the 41 million acres of rural land...
Jan 10 2013 10:04am Hazel Borys
To wish you the happiest of holidays, I’d like to share some recent ruminations about the...
Dec 24 2012 4:15pm Hazel Borys
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