Is Clay Chapman the Joel Salatin of homebuilding? At $80/SF for a custom, multi-century, structural masonry and timber frame home, he just might be. Scott Doyon enumerates the similarities, and challenges others to get involved.
Oct 16, 2012 PlaceShakers
In the triple bottom line of profits, planet, and people, it's people that tend to get the shaft. Scott Doyon lays out seven ways to change that.
Oct 5, 2012 PlaceShakers
Scott Doyon takes on the oft-expressed gripe that Traditional Neighborhood Development somehow feels fake. Doyon sees value in incorporating the collective wisdom learned over generations, regardless of whether it's reminiscent of another time.
Sep 18, 2012 PlaceShakers
Scott Doyon discusses the dangers of simplification and the counter-intuitive soundbite, which work against the creation of partnerships that are essential to solving some of our biggest challenges.
Jul 31, 2012 PlaceShakers
Pedestrian malls have had a very mixed success ever since Victor Gruen debuted them back in the 1960s. Scott Doyon says the problem is that going pedestrian-only is the flipside of being autocentric.
Jul 9, 2012 PlaceShakers
Scott Doyon argues that getting the next generation of collaborators involved in community improvement efforts will require more than simply using the tools of social media - it will require connecting with what people are passionate about.
May 18, 2012 PlaceShakers
Simplify some steps, delete a few details, and you can get an affordable, multi-century house for under $80 a square foot.
Apr 4, 2012 PlaceShakers
Is your city looking to engage residents online? The latest generation of tools just might be your savior. Or your demise.
Mar 25, 2012 PlaceShakers
As oversized homes fall out of fashion, is Junior's private lair disappearing? And is that really so bad?
Mar 14, 2012 PlaceShakers
Scott Doyon argues for a stripped-down, back-to-basics 'punk rock' approach to urban growth and development to replace the 'rock and roll' excesses of planning during the housing boom; and he profiles the new innovators who are doing just that.
Feb 5, 2012 PlaceShakers