We've engineered physical activity out of our daily lives but it need not be a chronic condition. Hazel Borys points to recent suburban retrofits for ways to get moving again.
Mar 26, 2013 PlaceShakers
Can urban form help address the loneliness that so often accompanies aging? In a new blog post, Hazel Borys examines some remedies for severed connections.
Feb 12, 2013 PlaceShakers
When a city's tightly-gridded, walkable streets are developed with connected, convivial, complete neighborhoods, the temptation to walk, bike, and run overcome the lethargy of our modern lifestyle. See an inspiring photo essay from Wilmington, NC.
Dec 16, 2012 PlaceShakers
Happiness and health are generated or depleted by the way our neighbourhoods, towns, cities, and rural landscapes are developed. Creative placemaking adds to walkable urbanism by sealing the deal on physical, mental, and social well-being.
Nov 17, 2012 PlaceShakers
Now can you qualify, quantify, and index it? Hazel Borys would like you to do so, and gives this data review to help you get started.
Nov 13, 2012 PlaceShakers
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
Oct 13, 2012 PlaceShakers
As the level of sophistication in cycling infrastructure increases, the value of networks becomes even more apparent.
Oct 1, 2012 PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys compiles an extraordinary list of studies quantifying the role of livable, walkable places in building equity, city coffers, health, and social capital.
Sep 14, 2012 PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys concludes her popular photo series on lessons from Canadian urbanism with a look at Ottawa, whose charming historic character is illegal to reproduce today in its more auto-centric outskirts.
Aug 22, 2012 PlaceShakers
When we think urbanism, we often think cities. But small towns embody many of the elements of walkability that are illegal in most places. This pictorial review offers some palatable insights.
Aug 19, 2012 PlaceShakers