Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
Nov 14, 2014 PlaceShakers
Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.
Nov 7, 2014 PlaceShakers
For the last several decades, North American cities have used growth as a primary economic engine. Increasingly less dense new growth is subsidized by the more dense core, but requires a growth rate that is not supportable in the long term.
Oct 15, 2014 PlaceShakers
Many cities have long been investing in art and culture, marrying it to placemaking, and generating extraordinary local transformations. Hazel Borys offers up a little inspiration from an art opening this week, and a few pointers for urbanists.
Oct 12, 2014 PlaceShakers
What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
Sep 16, 2014 PlaceShakers
A short case study in Lean Urbanism, compliments of Victoria Beach, Manitoba.
Aug 19, 2014 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
What's better than a great plaza in the summer? Some compelling public art to go along with it.
Jul 8, 2014 PlaceShakers
Spring brings out the romance in cities. Here's a bit of inspiration from Quebéc City...and Buffalo.
Jun 2, 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