The term "sustainability" carries so much baggage that we're no longer able to talk about what we actually need to talk about. What can we do to depoliticize it?
Aug 8, 2013 PlaceShakers
Can urban form help address the loneliness that so often accompanies aging? In a new blog post, Hazel Borys examines some remedies for severed connections.
Feb 12, 2013 PlaceShakers
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
Oct 13, 2012 PlaceShakers
Connecting existing assets and social networks with very little additional monetary investment can generate returns in lean times, writes Hazel Borys.
Jun 15, 2012 PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys argues that "the payback of livable places really can’t be calculated in dollars, or pounds of fat or carbon, or even hours. The payback of place is passion."
Jun 5, 2012 PlaceShakers
Simplify some steps, delete a few details, and you can get an affordable, multi-century house for under $80 a square foot.
Apr 4, 2012 PlaceShakers
Steve Mouzon explains how to think about cities and towns as living species, and how that perspective should guide the practice of planners and architects.
Jul 4, 2009 Living Urbanism
"Buyers value the dollar per square foot, and the builder responds by
delivering as many square feet of conditioned space as possible for $X.
If he can deliver 100 more square feet than the competition, most
buyers think it's a better value."
Jun 9, 2009 By
The Wall Street Journal asked four architects (including William MacDonough and Steve Mouzon) to design an energy-efficient, sustainable house of the future. The results are in, and couldn't be more different.
Apr 27, 2009 The Wall St. Journal