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Category Archives: Physical Design & Walkability
Like any organism, the city must receive continual nourishment to thrive and to flourish. Like a calf without milk or flowers without sunlight, cities eventually waste away without a recurrent supply of civic nutrition. Nutrition for cities comes in many … Continue reading
“…placemaking is about increasing “quality of life” and economic opportunity for everyone, not just a privileged few.” Read Fred’s entire open letter on placemaking and democracy here.
The Guardian is publishing a series on people walking in cities. What do they see? How do they feel? Does the experience open the mind? Their first installment was Six of the best city walks from readers around the world … Continue reading
The groundbreaking book on placemaking, Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People, is now available to everyone as an e-book. First published in 2011, the book gained huge popularity among urbanists, students and everyday people who wanted … Continue reading
I write on infrastructure. I have highlighted its importance to creating and maintaining great cities. And I have bemoaned the job that the state of Michigan does as the main steward of roads, bridges, transit and airports in my state. … Continue reading