"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
Jan 6, 2016 PlaceShakers
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
Oct 6, 2015 PlaceShakers
Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
Aug 17, 2015 PlaceShakers
A little history on the Inuit of the Circumpolar Region as the kickoff in a blog series by Hazel Borys
Jul 13, 2015 PlaceShakers
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
Jun 10, 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
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
Mar 10, 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
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
Jan 27, 2015 PlaceShakers
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