Here’s what you need to know about a wide range of building types that make up mixed-use cities and towns, how they work, and why they matter.
As we conduct a partial retreat from our habitat to our homes and our world becomes smaller we do so knowing that this is temporary, that we social creatures must eventually return to our natural habitat, the city.
Ultimately, this crisis will highlight how much we need to come together in the real world, and cities are a big part of that.
As cities and towns figure out how to cope with the coronavirus, among the iconic images to emerge are Italians singing from windows and balconies.
Note: I am traveling today, picking my oldest daughter up from university. I hope that you and yours are safe. Public Square will continue to report on urbanism next week. All the best.
In a new book, Jonathan Barnett calls for using design thinking to achieve sustainable, functional, and equitable “megaregions.”


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