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
Communities across the U.S. are increasingly frustrated at the persistence of mid-20th-century thinking about housing among local leaders even in the face of a mountain of 21st-century evidence that times have changed.
Apr 8, 2014 PlaceShakers
Kaid Benfield has a new book out, which Scott Doyon found positively uplifting. In ways beyond what you might be thinking.
Apr 2, 2014 PlaceShakers
As they settle into early adulthood, the anticipated and far-reaching impacts of the Millennial generation are formidable. Community planners, get ready. Change is a-comin.
Mar 11, 2014 PlaceShakers