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This is not the planning profession John Nolen built. A century later, our great recession has...
Apr 10 2013 8:15am Howard Blackson
Oakland and Brooklyn are unique in that they’re the main satellite cities for the two that define...
Apr 9 2013 7:55am Scott Beyer
As we are growing the endowment that is our city, improving its overall wealth and prosperity,...
Apr 8 2013 7:10am Charles Marohn
While mixed use has been embraced by citizens, politicians, and planners, it has held different...
Apr 8 2013 7:08am Howard Blackson
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's...
Apr 5 2013 10:18am Robert Steuteville
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my...
Apr 5 2013 9:57am Scott Doyon
The public and private sectors each need to learn lessons from the ways most great old places...
Apr 4 2013 9:58am Steve Mouzon
The nation has an astounding billion or more parking spaces, experts say, and most are required...
Apr 4 2013 9:02am Robert Steuteville
The two national organizations are taking dramatic action to replace suburban sprawl with...
Apr 1 2013 8:25am Kaid Benfield
If our cities want to avoid insolvency and financial collapse (see Detroit), they will get out of...
Apr 1 2013 8:18am Charles Marohn
Thanks to your responses, a new collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, which...
Apr 1 2013 6:44am Hazel Borys
Some confuse creative places with cultural, arts-focused districts. While both are equally...
Mar 30 2013 1:18pm Joe Nickol
Health is determined by planning, architecture, transportation, housing, energy, and other...
Mar 28 2013 10:18am Hazel Borys
Public officials at the local level rarely, if ever, even bother to measure whether or not...
Mar 25 2013 3:54pm Charles Marohn
Get right with God. Fix your zoning. That’s not something you hear regularly from the pulpit, maybe...
Mar 25 2013 7:58am Ben Brown
Joel Kotkin launched a full-on assault on Richard Florida's "creative class" concept yesterday. He'...
Mar 21 2013 9:51am Robert Steuteville
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
The City of Portland recently reestablished minimum off-street parking requirements, but this is...
Mar 20 2013 6:13am Robert Steuteville
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to...
Mar 19 2013 1:43pm Steve Mouzon
The concept of investing (other people's) money in order to make money, especially when pushed by...
Mar 18 2013 6:36am Charles Marohn
Last week, I mentioned that 35-40kph (25mph) moves the most traffic. Readers took me to task,...
Mar 18 2013 6:23am Charles Marohn
Walgreens is building a "net zero" store in Evanston, Illinois, that inappropriately places a...
Mar 15 2013 1:11pm Robert Steuteville
Accessibility for seniors includes walkable proximity to daily needs and transit. Still, with my...
Mar 14 2013 7:46am Hazel Borys
How do you define sustainability? "My quick, too-simple answer is that sustainability is about...
Mar 12 2013 10:33am Kaid Benfield
The heartbeat of a living tradition is four simple words: "we do this because…" If you put every...
Mar 11 2013 8:24am Steve Mouzon
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