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Are cities organisms or machines?
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Apr 30 2013 5:40pm
'Triumph of suburbia' is a far-fetched story
Joel Kotkin is on a roll in the past few weeks, making the case that the revival of cities and...
Apr 30 2013 10:34am
The case for building on historic assets
It’s ridiculously easy to think about the benefits of historic preservation in immensely walkable...
Apr 29 2013 3:49pm
A city is an organism, not a machine. While machines need mechanics to watch over and maintain...
Apr 29 2013 7:34am
Ways to fail at form-based codes 02: Make it mandatory citywide
Today I’d like us to talk about point two on the ways-to-fail list: adopt an all-new replacement...
Apr 25 2013 7:07am
Job sprawl is largely a factor of geography
The Brookings Institution reported that "job sprawl" continued but slowed toward the end of the...
Apr 24 2013 1:17pm
The end of architecture as we know it
Architecture has changed irreparably in the past decade, but those who know how to adapt just...
Apr 22 2013 7:56am
To my fellow lab rats
The United States has intertwined two enormous experiments with each other: the auto-oriented...
Apr 22 2013 7:09am
The interdependence of successful towns and the rural landscape
A successful rural landscape – working farms and forests, and natural areas that last – is utterly...
Apr 17 2013 1:41pm
How do our cities transition from being dumb money — will it work, who knows — to a Strong Towns...
Apr 16 2013 8:28am
Get your garden room right
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I...
Apr 15 2013 6:13am
Where sprawl still rules
For several years now, many of us have been predicting — or even celebrating — the end of the...
Apr 12 2013 5:17pm
Seven things a community must do to become a Festival City
What does it take for a community to become a “festival city” – a place known for its events?
Apr 10 2013 9:21am
The Future of Municipal Planning: Is John Nolen rolling over in his grave?
This is not the planning profession John Nolen built. A century later, our great recession has...
Apr 10 2013 8:15am
Oakland: The next Brooklyn?
Oakland and Brooklyn are unique in that they’re the main satellite cities for the two that define...
Apr 9 2013 7:55am
City as banker and venture capitalist
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 7:10am
Don't get mixed-up on mixed-use
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different...
Apr 8 2013 7:08am
Dissolving border vacuums, part 5
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's...
Apr 5 2013 10:18am
Placemaking gets freaky
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 9:57am
Why patient and sustainable neighborhood-building is so hard today
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 9:58am
Let's exit from parking mandates
The nation has an astounding billion or more parking spaces, experts say, and most are required...
Apr 4 2013 9:02am
NRDC, CNU launch potentially "historic" agreement to control sprawl, rebuild cities
The two national organizations are taking dramatic action to replace suburban sprawl with...
Apr 1 2013 8:25am
The local government portfolio for growth
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 8:18am
Crowdsourcing = data = better places
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 6:44am
Cultural districts and urban workshops
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 1:18pm
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