Complementing the "walkable" with a more purposeful focus on places where people feel comfortable sitting would lead to a more holistic and enhanced understanding of place.
The modest rural town of York, Alabama, is now home to one of the most inspiring new public spaces I have seen anywhere.
Corporations, institutions, non-profits, foundations, and individuals joined the City in envisioning how a 21st Century Pittsburgh might operate and live.
Providence, Rhode Island, seeks to transform its major plaza — now compromised by buses and other vehicular traffic — into a gateway to the city. Getting to this point required a series of small steps.
Common spaces bring us together.
There is no better place to start than with our streets, our most plentiful and visible parts of the urban commons.
My neighborhood has a “commons.” So does yours. The commons comprises those explicitly or, in some cases, implicitly shared resources in which the community as a whole has an interest.
The rise of tactical urbanism in San Francisco testifies to why this city maintains a creative edge over others.
The Alabama city is poised for a new round of growth with construction of an Airbus factory, guided by a plan and code.
For reasons unknown, the more, err, colorful characters of the public realm seem to find my personal space especially attractive. It's a small price to pay.
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