Michael Mehaffy

Michael Mehaffy, Ph.D. is an urban designer, consultant, and senior researcher at the Ax:son Johnson Foundation in Stockholm. He is also director of the Portland-based think tank Sustasis Foundation. His doctoral research, presented at the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, was on the relation of urban form and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Why we need ‘plug and play urbanism’

New Urbanism needs an optimum combination of standardization and customization, drawing lessons from other industries—and from natural systems.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYJUL. 6, 2020
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Towering madness in Portland

A rebuttal to my friend Rob Steuteville’s recent post.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 16, 2018
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Towering madness in Portland

A rebuttal to my friend Rob Steuteville’s recent post.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 16, 2018