Norman Wright, AICP, is the Director of Development Services for Columbia, Tennessee
A minor word of caution on statistical inference and the stories it can tell
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 4:26am PST
Seems like an absurd pairing, right? Perhaps so but please hear me out.
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 8:53am PST
A look back at the special people who inspired me (and perhaps you, too) the most in 2013.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 7:09am PST
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