Category Archives: Physical Design & Walkability

Take a walk in a city. What do you see?

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

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Failing Infrastructure Takes a Toll on Communities

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

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International Gathering of New Urbanists in Detroit

The Congress for the New Urbanism convenes this week in Detroit for CNU24. Detroit is a perfect place to see the good and the bad, the new and the old, and what works and what doesn’t in city life. The … Continue reading

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Main Street in small town America and the need to diversify businesses

On my walk this morning to a coffee shop, east on Main left at Center, I came upon a new occupant of a recently empty storefront. On a street jammed with restaurants and retail shops, I was surprised to see … Continue reading

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