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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The urban dimensions of climate change: Lessons for a New Urbanism

Reining in sprawl is still the most important first step in transitioning to a more benign kind of settlement, and more responsible planning. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is only one of many benefits—but it is a significant one.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 19, 2019
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A tale of two futures

Urbanism will play a key role in a choice between an “age of human capital” and an age of depletion and division.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYDEC. 15, 2016
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Never mind NIMBY and YIMBY–it’s time for ‘QUIMBY’ urbanism

We need a major rethink of gentrification and affordability challenges if we’re going to get anywhere. “Quality In My Back Yard” may offer a path.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYJUL. 13, 2021