Inherently unlovable buildings—no matter how energy efficient—lacks the stuff of longevity. How can your EcoDistrict design for lovable buildings? It may not include tearing down the historic stock.
Aug 11, 2014 PlaceShakers
Are your marketing strategies in need of a "New Media" refresh? Steve Mouzon's new e-book, New Media for Designers + Builders gets two thumbs up from Susan Henderson and Hazel Borys.
Sep 29, 2013 PlaceShakers
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