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.

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New Urbanism in the New Urban Agenda: Threads of an unfinished (global) reformation

The two charters represent a “paradigm shift” in the shaping of cities and towns, away from machinery and machine thinking, and back towards people. A May conference in Paris will explore them both.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYFEB. 28, 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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Towering madness in Portland

A rebuttal to my friend Rob Steuteville’s recent post.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 16, 2018