• Well Tempered City

    Book Review: The Well-Tempered City

    Rose's latest book "is an urgent call to re-evaluate the theory and practice of city-making"
    The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, by Jonathan F.P. Rose, Harper Wave, September 2016, 480 pages, $18.74. The Well-Tempered City is a deeply felt and wide-ranging book by Jonathan F. P. Rose, planner,...Read more
  • Great idea: Missing middle housing

    Increasingly in demand today, missing middle housing forms the backbone of the quintessential American neighborhood.
    In celebration of the upcoming CNU 25.Seattle , Public Square is running the series 25 Great Ideas of the New Urbanism. These ideas have been shaped by new urbanists and continue to influence cities, towns, and suburbs. The series is meant to inspire and challenge those working toward complete...Read more
  • Vibrant urban center rebuilt

    Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas, is a pioneering example of New Urbanism in a sprawling, Sunbelt city.
    Fort Worth’s downtown suffered like many others in the second half of the Twentieth Century. Streets were widened and historic buildings were town down for parking. By the 1980s, property values had plummeted as residents fled for the suburbs and shopping malls. Then the Bass Brothers, scions an...Read more
  • Rebuilding a victim of urban renewal

    The Mercado District takes its urban design and architecture cues from Tucson's historic adobe neighborhoods.
    The Mercado District, once leveled by urban renewal, is fast becoming one of Tucson’s most significant hubs. The district takes its urban design and architecture cues from the city's historic adobe neighborhoods. The city's few historic neighborhoods that remain have recently come back to life—and...Read more