Michael Mehaffy

Michael Mehaffy, Ph.D. is a development consultant, planner, designer, author, educator, researcher, and executive director of the International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) conference series as well as the Oregon-based Sustasis Foundation.

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Public space, identity politics, and civic collaboration

All politics is local—and to that we could add, all politics is rooted in the public spaces we share at the local level.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYFEB. 20, 2017
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Never mind NIMBY and YIMBY–it’s time for ‘QUIMBY’ urbanism

We need a major rethink of gentrification and affordability challenges if we’re going to get anywhere. “Quality In My Back Yard” may offer a path.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYJUL. 13, 2021
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The emperor's new buildings

A book review of Making Dystopia: The Strange Rise and Survival of Architectural Barbarism by James Stevens Curl.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYFEB. 19, 2019