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Cities should ignore the creative class if they don't care about development
Joel Kotkin launched a full-on assault on Richard Florida's "creative class" concept yesterday. He'...
Mar 21 2013 9:51am
Choosing to overlook the obvious
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
Portland reimposes parking requirements
The City of Portland recently reestablished minimum off-street parking requirements, but this is...
Mar 20 2013 6:13am
The decline of patient placemaking
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 1:43pm
It takes money to make money?
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 6:36am
Walkable streets II: The documenting
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 6:23am
Evanston nets a zero for Walgreens design
Walgreens is building a "net zero" store in Evanston, Illinois, that inappropriately places a...
Mar 15 2013 1:11pm
Serving the needs of seniors: Solutions in practice
Accessibility for seniors includes walkable proximity to daily needs and transit. Still, with my...
Mar 14 2013 7:46am
David Dixon, leader of 2013's top city planning firm, on what makes cities great
How do you define sustainability? "My quick, too-simple answer is that sustainability is about...
Mar 12 2013 10:33am
Telling a new story about living traditions
The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every...
Mar 11 2013 8:24am
Walkable streets: Considering common issues
Many of the walkable-street-related issues we face in Canada are the same as the ones we have...
Mar 11 2013 7:02am
Guessing at the future of American housing
Where do I get off saying this: For the next 15 to 20 years we’re going to experience the most...
Mar 7 2013 8:19am
Patient urbanism: Build neighborhoods without high debt
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places...
Mar 5 2013 2:24pm
For walkable cities, it's about finding the right kind of density
Wherever the word "dense" appeared, I crossed it out substituted the word “walkable.”...
Mar 4 2013 11:14am
If we want to build places that are financially productive, we need to identify and eliminate...
Mar 4 2013 11:01am
The value of visuals
In simple terms, a plan is an adopted statement of policy, in the form of text, maps, and/or...
Mar 4 2013 10:53am
Neighborhoods and subdivisions can be generous or stingy, and their generosity is a great...
Feb 28 2013 8:26am
Embracing immigration for workforce and economic development
The heart of the project will be a distinctive new building, plaza and resource center that...
Feb 26 2013 3:33pm
Ways to fail at form-based codes: Don’t articulate a vision
The biggest challenge to form-based codes is failing to establish a community vision that can then...
Feb 25 2013 10:02am
By-passing tomorrow for easy implementation today
Short-term politicians are looking to long-term infrastructure investments for short-term...
Feb 21 2013 9:43am
DC's ambitious plan to become 'the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city' in the US
Mayor Vincent Gray announced a bold sustainability vision that is as ambitious in its...
Feb 21 2013 8:04am
An architecture of place rather than time
More important than the style of second houses for the rich in the Hamptons is the construction...
Feb 20 2013 11:45am
Orderly but dumb
In a contracting economy, the only hope is to transform "orderly but dumb" into "chaotic but smart."
Feb 18 2013 9:20am
Planning for people
What it takes, at the most basic level, to accommodate us, nurture us, and bring us together is a...
Feb 18 2013 9:07am
Connections, community, and the science of loneliness
Here’s to the hard work of making the connections within and between our neighbourhoods that make...
Feb 14 2013 8:05am
Frank J. Gruber
Nethaniel M. Hood
The coming housing calamity
More low-down on tall buildings
A tire in the park
Livability means being poor and eating only one kind of lettuce
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
Megabus, Greyhound Open to Idea of Relocating Into Riverfront Transit Center
Planning and Design: North Pole Edition
Placeshakers and Newsmakers
Global City Framework
Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Will Expand
Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
November solar doldrums
Milwaukee Stories: “I would like to be my own boss.”
Part One: Should MoMA Tout Tactical Urbanism(s) as a Solution to Uneven Growth?
Mike Lydon's blog
Plenty of Horne: Trocadero Sold; Eitel No Longer Lowlands Group Manager
Placemaking News Roundup: Looking Around, Not Up
Project for Public Spaces
Towns With a Past, Towns With a Future
Best Practices Guide
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