OTHER VIEWSTime For City Planners To Adapt A New Model
I recently had my students study and dissect the plans for five cities, including the historic plans for one. In all, ten plans. These are the documents that cities routinely hire consultants to write, often compelled to do so by state statute.
URBANISM & DESIGNPrescriptive vs. Market Urbanism
From Ilan Greenberg in The New Republic - San Francisco's Gentrification Problem isn't Gentrification. Greenberg compares the public debate (often writen, and discussed previously here) in San Francisco compared to more the more familiar narrative in other cities.
URBAN ISSUESCities Ramp Up Data Projects, Innovation
Dubuque, Iowa, has a population of just under 60,000, but it's doing something few other cities of its size have ever tried. It's embedding technology in utility meters to collect and analyze water, gas and electricity use
URBAN ISSUESPushing Back on Wendell Cox's Vancouver Claims
If (you've) heard once, (you've) heard a hundred times that it takes about 10 years of average household income to buy an average home, and that this renders us the second least affordable city in the entire world, or at least the English-speaking world.
URBANISM & DESIGNHow to be a Citizen Placemaker
Project for Public Spaces
Imagine that you live in a truly vibrant place: the bustling neighborhood of every Placemaker's dreams. Picture the streets, the local square, the waterfront, the public market.