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
The average family paid 25% more in gas in 2011 than they did in 2010. With that trend expected to continue into the foreseeable future, the case for the importance of walkable neighborhoods will grow along with it.
Jan 14, 2012 PlaceShakers
Preservationists are all about preserving our past. Urbanists are all about harvesting lessons from what the preservationists fight for -- to create better places in the future. Seems like these two groups would get along quite well. But no.
Oct 3, 2011 PlaceShakers
Planners, architects, and urban designers talk the talk and walk the walk, but often in a cone of silence, unheard - or at least not understood -- by those outside the profession, says Scott Doyon.
Sep 3, 2011 PlaceShakers
NIMBYism served a purpose once, says Scott Doyon, preventing all sorts of heinous projects from being built. But eventually, it became about stopping ALL change. Doyon has some recommendations for changing course.
Jul 30, 2011 PlaceShakers