It’s been just a few months since Rahm Emanuel assumed the mayoralty in Chicago, and already pedestrians are beginning to feel the Mayor’s presence on city streets.
Communities large and small have seen a surge of scrawls and markings — years after a previous rash of graffiti was brought under control.
People yell "we love your porch!" to a couple who added a front porch with hardwood floors and posts to the front and side of a 1950s raised ranch in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
The squares laid out by James Oglethorpe as part of his 1733 plan for Savannah, Georgia, are doing fine, and the city itself is becoming more bike-friendly, a visitor reports.
Today, public parks are seen as an optional amenity. In our pre-suburban development pattern, parks were looked at much differently.
The monument by Frank Gehry violates the L’Enfant plan and offers “an axis to nowhere.”
In a metro area where six out of 10 people are overweight, changes are being made in streets, sidewalks, neighborhood stores, and other aspects of daily life.
CityCenterLDC will combine offices, housing, retail — and a public plaza that may be too sequestered to attract outsiders.
The city's newest linear park is safe because it's well-watched — by park patrols, security cameras, and a profusion of windows (redolent of Jane Jacobs) looking onto public space.
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