The Future of Municipal Planning 02: Learning from Success

Urban design studios and a plethora of new data demonstrate the value of successful placemaking. Howard Blackson sees these as key components of future municipal planning.
April 29, 2013, 10am PDT | Hazel Borys
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"As the planning profession roils in the confluence of the 21st century’s Great Recession, Peak Oil/Peak Auto Travel, Millennial [Re]urbanization, and the borderline religious fervor of sustainability, I have officially declared that ours is not the same planning profession John Nolen built. So, how can planning rebuild its brand?"

"I recommend that the profession build upon the few successful development examples that have survived the 20th century’s suburban planning experiment, which, according to James Howard Kunstler, '… is the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world.'"

Blackson goes on to talk about how we can build on the successes of urban design studios and new data for successful placemaking.

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Published on Thursday, April 25, 2013 in PlaceShakers
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