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Civic buildings and spaces

New Urban Piazza

New Urban Piazza

By Leon Krier

We don't need no transportation

Door-to-door transportation for K-12 students may seem to be a compassionate policy, but the mandate ultimately takes money from classrooms to subsidize inefficient development patterns.

Development around farmer's market

Development around farmer's market

A farmer's market pavilion is expected to be the centerpiece of new development downtown. Courtesy of City of Overland Park.

Maryland state building

Maryland state building

Department of Housing and Community Development headquarters. Source: The Daily Record

Freeman Plaza

Freeman Plaza

Courtesy of the Regional Plan Association

Changing a plaza for changing times

Columbus Circle at 59th street was successfully transformed from an intimidating traffic circle to a people-friendly urban place. A similar evolution could happen at Freeman Plaza, now a conduit for cars exiting Manhattan.

Is city-making a science?

Geoffrey West, a 70-year-old physicist, thinks he has identified what makes a city grow and thrive — or stagnate and fail.

Eastlake Elementary in Daybreak

Eastlake Elementary in Daybreak

A school that is imbedded in the neighborhood and walkable to most students. Photo by Michael Hathorne

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