Urban Fold


Connectivity may form the bedrock of what we call "resilience" but we're just not all that neighborly these days. Can we become more competitive and lasting by restitching our threadbare community fabric?
Aug 25, 2015   PlaceShakers
The "health, safety, and general welfare" of our communities are poorly served by the outcomes of the status quo.
May 19, 2015   PlaceShakers
Utilities and regulators should be looking forward, not backward, to find ways to invest in progress, rather than trying desperately to cling to yesterday's business model, which is based on encouraging consumption of polluting sources of energy.
May 12, 2015   PlaceShakers
Having just wrapped up a great CNU in Dallas, April 29 through May 2, a collection of urbanists share some of the ideas that resonated the most.
May 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
If we can't grow our trust networks beyond our tribes, we can forget about working together successfully as communities and regions, let alone as a nation of citizens or in coalitions of nations in common causes.
Apr 21, 2015   PlaceShakers
Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.
Apr 14, 2015   PlaceShakers
Public support of people-friendly infrastructure is not automatic. Get your streets right by getting the conversation right. (Includes lots of great shareable graphics.)
Apr 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, talks planes, trains, and automobiles, in an urban industrial context.
Apr 2, 2015   PlaceShakers
Ben Brown wades into the wealth/income inequity morass to make a pitch for getting beyond "gentrification" squabbles and on to wealth-building strategies for the bottom 90 percent.
Mar 16, 2015   PlaceShakers
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
Mar 10, 2015   PlaceShakers
Be a citizen, not just a consumer.
Mar 5, 2015   PlaceShakers