Steven Snell is a professional urban planner with a master’s degree in urban design. The opinions here are his own. Connect with him on Twitter @stevenpsnell
One way to address traffic congestion is to provide a bypass for vehicles around city traffic machinations. Ring roads, by definition, are meant to perform that function. In reality, they ignore the supply and demand model of traffic management.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:30am PST
The short-sightedness of overarching proclamations for the right city form obscures the very context in which cities are built and expanded. City planning must become reconnected to its environmental context.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 3:00pm PDT
Some argue that if something is not directly contributing to our public coffers, why protect it? Perhaps it’s worth broadening our understanding of the services – and tax implications – provided by parks.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm PDT
Parks have long been likened to "the lungs of the city." But to better capture the totality of parks' role in our urban milieu a more apt metaphor is necessary.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 3:25pm PST
Broadening our definition of parks to recognize their role in preventative health care and promotion will only expand our awareness on how important they are to good neighbourhood design.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:42pm PST