Scott Doyon's Blog

New Urbanism, by definition, is style neutral. Its focus is getting the form — the urbanism — right...
Jan 20 2016 11:19am Scott Doyon
When a $7.2 million project designed to improve quality of life through walkability fails to meet...
Nov 24 2015 2:09pm Scott Doyon
For one afternoon, porches throughout the community become makeshift stages, yards become venues,...
Oct 27 2015 8:07am Scott Doyon
Vision, tradition, creativity, adaptation and yes, time, converge and contribute to the community's...
Sep 23 2015 7:02am Scott Doyon
Lately I’ve been thinking about “health, safety, and general welfare” — the basis by which zoning...
May 21 2015 7:37am Scott Doyon
In a Place, automobiles might be accommodated but they are not prioritized. Human scale and...
Apr 8 2015 8:05am Scott Doyon
Once we acknowledge our own culpability in inevitable change, the more we can work together to...
Mar 5 2015 12:57pm Scott Doyon
I’m just a regular person who appreciates some places over others. Not because academic ideology...
Feb 3 2015 4:00pm Scott Doyon
As practitioners, our job is not to perpetuate or squash buzzwords. It’s connecting people to...
Jan 6 2015 9:37am Scott Doyon
In the realm of supply chains and distribution logistics, Santa’s the guy. o you’d presumably...
Dec 24 2014 9:01am Scott Doyon
The story of Greek philosopher Aristarchus, who first postulated the Sun as the center of the solar...
Nov 24 2014 10:58am Scott Doyon
Before it was a tiny lending library; now it’s a timeless marker of community that’s emerged as the...
Sep 9 2014 8:30am Scott Doyon
In Leawood, Kansas, the front-yard book kiosk of 9-year-old resident Spencer Collins was cited as...
Jul 16 2014 12:42pm Scott Doyon
I’m always on the lookout for simpler ways to make important points about how we grow. Ways that...
May 22 2014 11:18am Scott Doyon
Some are surprised that Robert A.M. Stern has been invited back to CNU — the last time he addressed...
Mar 26 2014 1:18pm Scott Doyon
As urbanists, we know that our innate desire to feel connected is nothing trivial.
Feb 3 2014 9:07am Scott Doyon
A video make clear the difference in construction between the affordable, structural masonry house...
Sep 3 2013 12:08pm Scott Doyon
Sustainability’s not an action. It’s not something you do in support of a political agenda. It’s an...
Aug 5 2013 8:59am Scott Doyon
“What’s more important to you?” I ask. “That more people share your worldview or that more people...
Jul 25 2013 8:07am Scott Doyon
Although I'm big on local, homeowners associations pursue consistency in an ever-evolving world --...
Jun 24 2013 8:10am Scott Doyon
Following up on “Sprawlanta,” here's a video by First + Main Media that shows why Seaside, Florida...
May 28 2013 8:34am Scott Doyon
You want fine wood detailing, you work with a skilled carpenter. And if your community wants...
May 9 2013 8:15am Scott Doyon
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 9:57am Scott Doyon
I live in an old house that overlooks a single-track CSX rail line. Between my front gate and the...
Mar 21 2013 7:02am Scott Doyon
What it takes, at the most basic level, to accommodate us, nurture us, and bring us together is a...
Feb 18 2013 9:07am Scott Doyon
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