Michael Mehaffy

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May 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism.
Michael Mehaffy
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August 28, 2015, 5am PDT
Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need top-down interventions in strategic places. Unfortunately, we still have inadequate models and tools.
Michael Mehaffy
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June 3, 2015, 6am PDT
Amid growing skepticism, an international gathering examines the useful benefits for an age of critical urban challenges.
Michael Mehaffy
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June 25, 2014, 5am PDT
Research across a range of fields is beginning to offer useful new guidance for planning policy and practice—and pointing the way to more effective "bottom-up" strategies.
Michael Mehaffy
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December 15, 2011, 11am PST

With the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities coming to a close, Michael Mehaffy refutes the contrarians and clarifies Jacobs' las

Michael Mehaffy
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April 18, 2011, 8am PDT
The excesses of the "landscape urbanism" aside, Michael Mehaffy believes landscape architects are well positioned to lead the way towards positive change in the urban landscape. Here's why.
Michael Mehaffy
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October 4, 2010, 9am PDT
The latest in a series of academic challenges to the New Urbanism turns out to be weak in all the areas that matter most, argues author Michael Mehaffy.
Michael Mehaffy
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November 30, 2009, 5am PST
In the battle against climate change, cities will be even more important than we think, says Michael Mehaffy, managing director of the Sustasis Foundation. Research presented in Copenhagen shows that Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMTs) are only part of the story, and should not be considered in isolation from other factors.
Michael Mehaffy
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May 2, 2005, 12am PDT

The architectural reform movement called New Urbanism is proving highly influential, and there

Michael Mehaffy
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October 11, 2004, 12am PDT
The challenge for architecture is to be more firmly rooted in the real patterns of human activity. Michael Mehaffy reports on the 'New Science, New Architecture' Conference in London.
Michael Mehaffy
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June 17, 2003, 12am PDT
A project manager gives a real-world account of the successes and failures of one of the nation's most closely watched new transit-oriented communities, and its role in the regional growth management strategy.
Michael Mehaffy