Michael Mehaffy

Michael Mehaffy, Ph.D. is a development consultant, planner, designer, author, educator, researcher, and executive director of the International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference series as well as the Oregon-based Sustasis Foundation. He was the first Director of Education for The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment in London, and an advisor to the then-Prince of Wales. His education program developed there later evolved into Master’s and Ph.D. programs in sustainable urbanism at the University of Oxford.

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How Charles was right (it’s probably not what you think)

As the former Prince of Wales moves into a new and more circumscribed role, many people are reassessing his legacy for planning and design—but some are still missing a key point.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYOCT. 31, 2022
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Why we need ‘sociable distancing’

The false duality between dense public spaces and isolated private ones misses the complexity of all the diverse—and relatively safe—urban places in between.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 30, 2020
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Five urban lessons from the COVID pandemic

As we learn to live with COVID-19, it’s time to draw important lessons for city-making. We can do so at CNU 30 in Oklahoma City, and at the 58th IMCL in Paris.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYJAN. 28, 2022