People

What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Apr 14, 2015   Community Builders
In his latest two contributions from the south of France, Chuck Wolfe reminds urbanists of the backdrop of the human dimension of affinity, conversation and daily rituals that stand behind the physical, human scale.
Nov 18, 2014   The Huffington Post
Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
Oct 1, 2014   The Huffington Post
In this op-ed for <em>The Detroit News</em>, Rob Goodspeed argues that Detroit needs to exert more effort to dialog with its citizens about how the city should change.
Jun 4, 2011   The Detroit News
Choreographer Jenni Bregman studied human use and interaction in urban areas to create her latest dance piece, "Intimate City."
May 25, 2011   The Polis Blog
Kaid Benfield gets philosophical about the turn of the seasons, writing that it's "not just nature that renews itself", but the city floods with people that had been hiding inside through the inclement weather.
Apr 15, 2011   SustainableCitiesCollective
Jan Gehl talks about the problematic history of architecture, landscape architecture and yes, planning, when it comes to building cities for people rather than celebrating form for its own sake.
Apr 15, 2011   ASLA's The Dirt blog
Anthony Flint offers this list of the top ten reasons to be nice to pedestrians in 2011.
Jan 8, 2011   The Boston Globe
I learned with great sadness about the loss of William Mitchell, 65, this past friday after a long battle with cancer. Bill was the chair of my Ph.D. committee, a mentor and a friend.  Blog Post
Jun 13, 2010   By Anthony Townsend
The availability of information in the city is creating a new opportunity for adaptive and interactive urban spaces. As Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab discusses, the key is people.
Oct 11, 2009   Wired UK
A recent episode of the Australian radio program <em>Future Tense</em> examines how humans interact with the city and how it will likely change in the future.
Aug 17, 2009   Future Tense