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The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.
Public Square | Taxes, infrastructure, urban heat, office parks, floating cities, downtown Seattle, village squares, reinvention, and gentrification.
Suburbs are becoming more diverse and connected to meet the needs of Americans of all ages in the 21st Century.
Public Square | Smart cities, green building, ancient urbanism, self-driving cars, urban heat, walkable codes, housing shortages, and buses.
Public Square | Demolishing freeways, growing suburbs, reducing emissions, painting crosswalks, thinking smarter, filling spaces, and remaking downtowns.
Urban living with kids, part four: What we can do to help meet the demand for family-friendly, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods with great schools.
Public Square | Popular cities, East Coast flooding, building the future, loneliness, transit, reminders, segregation, urbanism, and gentrification.
As I read about plans to reduce the US Environmental Protection Agency’s budget by two-thirds, I am reminded of my travel to Beijing in 2014.
Public Square | Military matters, infrastructure investments, challenged cities, declining driving, functionality, walkability, and gentrification.
America's most automobile-oriented cities are changing their growth patterns, making room for new urban planning and development.
Public Square | Neighborhood activism, resilient cities, beautiful maps, government tension, transportation projects, walkability, and sports.
Pedestrian sheds are a foundational idea of designing cohesive communities, but the challenge is the gap between what planners know and developers are building.