PlaceShakers

Republicans and Democrats have connected failures to control spread of Ebola to the other guys’ actions. We’re requiring stressed-out bureaucracies to perform out-of-the-box with zero tolerance in arenas of mind-boggling complexity.
4 days ago   PlaceShakers
What are all the elements that make people more likely to successfully come together? It's complicated, but here are a few.
Jul 18, 2014   PlaceShakers
A small town in Kansas exposed itself to ridicule not so long ago with their crack-down on a Little Free Library. Their problem goes a good bit deeper than clunky enforcement.
Jul 14, 2014   PlaceShakers
What's better than a great plaza in the summer? Some compelling public art to go along with it.
Jul 8, 2014   PlaceShakers
Consider spending more time at the beginning of a community engagement process understanding predispositions that could turn toxic if we don’t keep the conversation about what unites neighbors.
Jul 1, 2014   PlaceShakers
Many of you attended CNU in Buffalo last week, but for those of you who couldn't make it, here's a quick collection of a few of the ideas shared.
Jun 9, 2014   PlaceShakers
Spring brings out the romance in cities. Here's a bit of inspiration from Quebéc City...and Buffalo.
Jun 2, 2014   PlaceShakers
Is there nowhere in your town to teach a kid to drive? Congratulations. You may be on to something.
May 21, 2014   PlaceShakers
A local Tea Party type is making a passionate pitch for what his group considers Constitutional guarantees against government planning, and I get this deju vu tug. I’ve been here before. I’VE BEEN THIS BEFORE.
May 12, 2014   PlaceShakers
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
May 6, 2014   PlaceShakers
A quick city planner's guide to the voluminous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report out earlier this month.
May 2, 2014   PlaceShakers