Urban Form

In an illustrated essay, Chuck Wolfe contrasts the ideal form of the New England town with an abandoned French village, calling out the human infrastructure essential to successful urban places.
Oct 8, 2013   myurbanist
A project by French artist Armelle Caron looks at what happens when you take the patterns of blocks that make up a city's form and organize and stack them sideways. Robert Krulwich investigates what such an exercise reveals about a city.
Sep 15, 2012   NPR
Zócalo Public Square has gathered together four accomplished planning and development professionals to give their opinions on which scholar or intellectual of the last 50 years has had the greatest impact on the cities we live in today.
Jun 19, 2012   Zocalo Public Square
Paul Knight delivers an impassioned defense of the gridded urban form against its many criticisms -- that its boring, its unnatural, its only use is to maximize profits for developers, etc.
Jan 23, 2012   TheGreatAmericanGrid.com
The patterns of urban development over the past few decades have pushed more and more people into cars by necessity. But as design priorities change, so are people's walking and driving habits.
Jun 17, 2011   Sierra
Various rules and regulations control the form of today's cities. This info graphic and article from <em>re:place</em> looks at how those systems control the urban environment and how they compare.
Aug 20, 2010   re:place
That's where authors Nathan Cherry and Kurt Nagle found their inspiration for their new book about urban form. Grid/Street/Place.
Jan 31, 2010   The Huffington Post
Some call it a city of neighborhoods. This piece from the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> looks at the history of the urban form of San Francisco and why it looks the way it does today.
Sep 27, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle