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Municipal placemaking mistakes 04: No models for emulation
Emulation is more than just the highest form of flattery. It’s also a key factor in effective...
Nov 29 2012 12:42pm
Municipal placemaking mistakes 03: The importance of a meaningful vision
In our last post in this series, we covered the three steps of placemaking. The first of these...
Nov 21 2012 9:36am
Placemaking mistakes: Context and sequencing
With a shared understanding of why place matters, you’re free to approach the prospect of...
Nov 5 2012 10:42am
Municipal placemaking mistakes: Crowdsourcing solutions
Through a series of periodic posts, Nathan Norris will explore how cities hinder their own...
Oct 25 2012 10:04am
Fair trade placemaking: Are you being compensated for your choices?
NIMBY opposition usually stems from a sense that proposed development is not of equal or greater...
Jul 16 2012 9:44am
Why Gen Y is causing the Great Migration of the 21st Century
The American Dream is making its next great shift — this time from the suburbs to the urban core...
Apr 9 2012 10:18am
Playing Tea Party: Planning and Agenda 21
Step-by-step instructions on how smart growth advocates can productively deal with opponents from...
Jan 6 2012 1:13pm
Gettin’ paid: Placemaking and the importance of compensation
Over a decade ago Andres Duany of DPZ taught me that, more times than not, NIMBY opposition stems...
Apr 22 2011 2:17pm
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