A time-compressed design process that gathers all of the stakeholders and practitioners together has great potential for creating more holistic communities, experts say.
All politics is local—and to that we could add, all politics is rooted in the public spaces we share at the local level.
As an inexperienced cyclist, I was not aware of the danger that tram tracks pose to bicyclists. While on a tour of the regeneration efforts along an historic industrial canal, my front wheel suddenly lodged in the cavity of a tram track. The jolt...
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.