Hazel Borys

Hazel Borys is principal and managing director of Placemakers, a planning, coding, marketing, and implementation firm.

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An overview of CNU 24 in Detroit

You know how the sweet spot for blogs is 500 words? Well, this isn’t one of those. It’s the geek’s guide to the 24th Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit. Feeling grateful for the food for thought, and wanting to keep the ideas fresh. This blog...
HAZEL BORYSJUL. 1, 2016
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Preserving the rural landscape with agrarian urbanism

In addition to land use that perversely incentivizes the destruction of rural lands with 5-acre lots, the financial system further incentivizes rural subdivisions gobbling up farmland at a frightening rate.
HAZEL BORYSAUG. 15, 2017
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The walkable, urban world of Pokemon

The game celebrates art, architecture, and culture, so businesses near cultural landmarks have a better chance of having PokéStops, which is what you need to be able to place a lure.
HAZEL BORYSAUG. 4, 2016