PlaceShakers

August 17, 2015, 11am PDT
Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
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August 11, 2015, 6am PDT
Katrina Cottages held such great promise 10 years ago, as an alternative to FEMA trailers. But a host of roadblocks stood in the way. After a decade, has the tiny house time arrived?
PlaceShakers
August 7, 2015, 1pm PDT
The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is upon us. Many of us city planners invested whatever skills we thought we had, plus a heavy dose of passionate naivete, to recovery planning in the wake of the 2005 storm.
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July 31, 2015, 2pm PDT
Hazel Borys chronicles an Arctic expedition adventure, rife with environmental insights. If you ever wondered what it felt like in the olden days to receive dispatches from explorers off in distant mysterious lands, maybe it felt something like this.
PlaceShakers
July 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
A little history on the Inuit of the Circumpolar Region as the kickoff in a blog series by Hazel Borys
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June 25, 2015, 6am PDT
Pope Francis, sticking to his job description, is out to save the world and all its creatures. Maybe we can help in our own little universes, where we can influence planning and design that makes for swell places and for reduced contributions to GHG.
PlaceShakers
June 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
Do we ever reach a point as a community wherein our problems are behind us? Sorry, but no. If anything, it gets more complicated.
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June 10, 2015, 5am PDT
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
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June 3, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Plaza can behave as the community living room. Why is this so hard to get right in post-WWII U.S.?
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May 27, 2015, 10am PDT
The latest in a list of tip-of-the-spear practitioners combining their own experience and expertise with the lessons of others who share similar commitments to the easy-to-grasp, hard-to-realize ideas driving new urbanism.
PlaceShakers
May 19, 2015, 7am PDT
The "health, safety, and general welfare" of our communities are poorly served by the outcomes of the status quo.
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May 12, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
PlaceShakers
May 6, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
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April 21, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
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April 14, 2015, 6am PDT
Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.
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April 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
Public support of people-friendly infrastructure is not automatic. Get your streets right by getting the conversation right. (Includes lots of great shareable graphics.)
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April 2, 2015, 6am PDT
Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, talks planes, trains, and automobiles, in an urban industrial context.
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March 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
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March 10, 2015, 6am PDT
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
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March 5, 2015, 8am PST
Be a citizen, not just a consumer.
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