The book and movie Moneyball follow a general manager who embraces "sabermetrics" in evaluating baseball players. There are also “sabermetric” standards by which urbanism should be measured.
In the new suburbs of America every place looks like every other place, or so it seems: Wide arterial roads, chain retail and scattered office buildings, subdivisions, and a regional shopping mall.
Nature has countless good lessons on how to sustain cities and towns… if only we would listen.
Much of the future built environment will be determined by how commercial sites are developed.
It’s that time of year here in central New Mexico when I start eating lunch in my courtyard so I can watch the tomatoes turn red.
In previous posts we examined the border vacuums around transportation corridors, so now let's look at the border vacuums around institutional facilities and districts.
In the last couple of posts we looked at solutions for at-grade border vacuums, so now let's move on to sunken border vacuums, like highway and railroad ditches!
Patient development was once the normal American way to build, but patient place-making began to erode about a century ago and is almost unheard-of today because of several factors.
Building neighborhoods patiently requires far less debt for infrastructure and results in places that are more interesting than those that are built all at once. The catch: It's illegal in most places.
In simple terms, a plan is an adopted statement of policy, in the form of text, maps, and/or graphics, used to guide public and private actions that affect our future built environment.
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