Norman Wright, AICP, is the Director of Development Services for Columbia, Tennessee
With our limits defined, the remainder of what planning is quite powerful. And barely explored.
Monday, December 16, 2013 - 8:20am PST
To realize what the act of planning is capable of, it helps to consider what is out of reach.
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 8:32am PST
The Google Barge is fascinating not for what it is but what it could herald: a future where our retail stores come to us rather than us to them.
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 8:38am PST
Do you really want to solve the Big Problem in your city? If so, maybe the best way is to stop thinking about it.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 3:57am PST
Building intensity can do just about everything: make a city budget more resilient, conserve land, and encourage infill. And possibly make your morning omelet.
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:07am PDT
Where you build is important. But when it comes to city budgets, how much you build matters more.
Friday, June 7, 2013 - 1:45pm PDT
All economics and no philosophy can make a planner a dull boy. In that sense, Carl Schramm’s recent article in Forbes magazine is absolutely right—but only to a degree. I’ll do my best to explain why.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 8:11am PDT
A final, closer look on how our optimism can be our best quality and our biggest weakness.
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:52am PDT
Often times, what we think of as a plan is just an elaborate wish.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 5:58am PDT
A bold vision can be terrific but a small step in the right direction is more important.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:44am PDT