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
Housing supply is offering up something that looks very different than what today's households want to buy.
Feb 25, 2015 PlaceShakers
How can we redirect our city building into a form that can handle the expected doubling of urban residents over the next 40 years? Great ideas can be found in this collection of soundbites from the film, "The Human Scale."
Feb 17, 2015 PlaceShakers
Does the emulation of historic architecture in contemporary buildings constitute fakery? Scott Doyon says, "No!"
Feb 2, 2015 PlaceShakers
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
Jan 27, 2015 PlaceShakers
Dwell small; live large. It's something many passionate urbanists have been working on for a decade. Could 2015 finally be the year small goes big?
Jan 19, 2015 PlaceShakers
If we remove our ideological blinders, we might notice that the traditional city serves the interests of both the Left and the Right. Common ground, literally and figuratively. Ben Brown explores.
Jan 12, 2015 PlaceShakers
What's new for placemaking advocacy in 2015? In short, being an effective communicator is in. Being self-concerned and oblivious is out.
Jan 6, 2015 PlaceShakers