This is part 3 of a series on retrofitting urban patterns to create more resilient places where decentralized capital can flourish. A key step in that direction would be a specific kind of community planning exercise.
Gingerbread urbanism, automated cities, and mapping the safest places in America
This wonderful gingerbread village was made in the holiday spirit recently by David M. Schwarz Architects (DMSAS). The village is based on principles of good urban planning, reports Lauren Landau for the blog DCist. “Gregory Hoss, president of DMSAS...
Review of Daniel Solomon's book, Housing and the City: Love versus Hope, Schiffer Publishing, 192 pp., $45 hardcover.
This is part 2 of a series on retrofitting urban patterns to create more resilient places where decentralized capital can flourish.
Reclaiming LA's parking, facing climate change, and a more people-centered Madrid

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Louisiana capital requests planning help

An estimated 200,000 evacuees from New Orleans settled in the Baton Rouge area in late August, straining the resources of the principal local...

More development for Milwaukee's Park East

The teardown and redevelopment of the Park East Freeway in Milwaukee has been criticized for its slow progression. Yet money was saved by not...

Suwanee OKs updated downtown master plan

On a night when Suwanee leaders gave approval to a new downtown master plan, the city also took action toward more development near City Hall. At...

Local laws change to accommodate human-scale neighborhoods

While the New Urbanism is still strongly discouraged by most subdivision and zoning ordinances, an increasing number of local jurisdictions are...

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New urban design for an African village

The principles of neighborhood structure and buildings that relate positively to public space resonate with traditional Zulu culture and village geography.

ROBERT STEUTEVILLE JUL. 5, 2017