Hazel Borys

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

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65 reasons why urbanism works

Studies that quantify how urban places affect human, economic, and environmental wellness are essential to building the political will for change.
HAZEL BORYSNOV. 21, 2017
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A walkable urban retail primer

Nuture unique historic character in walkable formats and don’t build leasable space that you can’t lease. For downtown to have a critical mass, the goal is to capture 20 percent of the retail market share.
HAZEL BORYSMAR. 9, 2016
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Finding Tucson's lovable places

Whenever we are writing character-based zoning, one of the first things we do is a regional tour to analyze the DNA of the most loved places. Places cannot be resilient unless they can be loved.
HAZEL BORYSNOV. 29, 2016