Tag Archives: John Norquist

The City Beautiful?

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” – Winston Churchill Bear with me, please. Here goes… Most people tend to hang out with friends whose company they enjoy. Most people listen to music that personally moves them … Continue reading

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On Sprawl, Cities, and Creating Wealth

“We must avoid the oncoming campaign to sustain the unsustainable.” – James Kuntsler, Author, at CNU20 A recent trip to the annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism (my first) has stirred my thinking about where we stand … Continue reading

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Praise for Economics of Place!!!

From Planetizen’s Top 10 Books for 2012. EoP – “noteworthy.” The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People Edited by Colleen Layton, Tawny Pruitt and Kim Cekola Michigan Municipal League, 175 pages The Economics of Place maps … Continue reading

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On Neighborhoods & Urban Policy

My wife Lori and I began the day by dropping off our oldest son Graham at school for his first day of kindergarten.  Not knowing just how he would react to the frenzy of activity and the sound of his … Continue reading

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