Michael Mehaffy's Blog

Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need...
Sep 2 2015 10:32am Michael Mehaffy
The statistics are staggering.  Over the next five decades, if present trends do not reverse...
May 29 2014 9:16am Michael Mehaffy
We can prepare for the inevitable occurrence of "Black Swan" events by developing structures that,...
Sep 9 2013 10:05am Michael Mehaffy
New insights into neuroscience offer some intriguing parallels to urban dynamics – with possibly...
Feb 13 2013 10:40am Michael Mehaffy
A Struggle Between Two World-Systems. A long-awaited capstone to Alexander's “Pattern Language”...
Oct 23 2012 2:07pm Michael Mehaffy
We continue to need, as Jane Jacobs pointed out fully a half century ago, a fluid network of...
3 Jan 4 2012 11:50am Michael Mehaffy
Resilient structures are networks, not hierarchies; They employ diversity, not monocultures; They...
6 Apr 11 2011 8:12am Michael Mehaffy
Growing research paints a decidedly mixed picture on their benefits — with significant implications...
8 Feb 21 2011 10:02am Michael Mehaffy
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