• A diverse new neighborhood in the city

    A beloved amusement park closed in Denver, CO—luckily, Highlands Garden Village was built in its place.
    For a century, the 27-acre Elitch Gardens amusement park was an exciting destination for Denver, CO—until the facility moved in the 1990s. Luckily for residents, developers Perry Rose built an amazingly diverse neighborhood called Highlands Garden Village amidst the northwest Denver bungalows. An...Read more
  • Market rate housing alleviates displacement, report says

    We’ve known for a long time that housing shortages are a major driver of high housing prices —and that, as a result, places that prevent new construction also tend to have big affordability problems. But now, for the first time that we’re aware of, researchers have taken the next step to showing...Read more
  • Filling in the ‘Missing Middle’: No new wheels, please

    The idea is to max out the potential of existing zoning, financing, design and construction processes and to do it at scales unlikely to freak out adjacent neighbors or trigger complicated review processes.
    For lots of reasons, including the ones PlaceMakers’ Scott Doyon explains here , Seaside, on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast, makes a great place to talk about the appeal of small-scale dwellings in small-lot neighborhoods. Certainly, hanging out in a place where the real estate market has bid up...Read more
  • Grass roots culture creates community

    For one warm fall Sunday afternoon, “the most diverse musical lineup of any festival in Georgia” transformed a neighborhood in Decatur, an inner-ring suburb of Atlanta.
    For one warm fall Sunday afternoon, “the most diverse musical lineup of any festival in Georgia,” according to one reviewer, transformed a neighborhood in Decatur, an inner-ring suburb of Atlanta. The streets were taken over by pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages, listening to 134 musical acts—...Read more