The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) manual for trip generation radically overestimates traffic spurred by new development, measuring "phantom trips" that never materialize.
The importance of continuous, connected building facades that lined streets and defined their form has been noted for more than a century. Beautiful public spaces have a sense of enclosure; they feel like outdoor rooms.
I was most struck by Mahogany Bay Village's street, which is packed dirt and sand lined by small buildings. This is the essence of Lean Urbanism.
Placemaking is the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play, and learn in.
Urban places are undermined daily across the US by overbuilt streets that are dangerous and costly to build and maintain.
The idea of “shared space” has captured the collective imaginations of North American urbanists — partly due to English architect and urban designer Ben Hamilton-Baillie.
Making downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, more walkable doesn’t have to cost a bundle, according to consultant Jeff Speck.
We can’t over-simplify the dynamics of all that has happened in Ferguson, but it’s obvious that our platform for building places is creating dynamics primed for social upheaval.
Here’s a few of practical steps to slow speeds, deter distracted driving and help make walking a safer, comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.
A 12-block waterfront redevelopment broke ground in Washington DC that extensively uses the concept of "share-space" streets for the purpose of placemaking.
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