Lessons from Great Cities

September 14, 2015, 11am PDT
A funny thing about the cities that top liveability indexes all over the world: they tend to also lack a few characteristics sought after in more challenging cities.
Financial Times
June 10, 2015, 5am PDT
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
PlaceShakers
November 14, 2014, 5am PST
Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
PlaceShakers
November 10, 2014, 11am PST
Susan Henderson looks to Berlin's delectable shopfronts for pointers. Not from the usual suspects like Kurfürstendamm and Friedrichstrasse, but from the neighborhoods of Prenzlaur Berg, Scheunenviertal, Kreuzberg, and of course, Hackeschen Höfe.
PlaceShakers
November 7, 2014, 12pm PST
Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.
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July 8, 2014, 6am PDT
What's better than a great plaza in the summer? Some compelling public art to go along with it.
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June 2, 2014, 11am PDT
Spring brings out the romance in cities. Here's a bit of inspiration from Quebéc City...and Buffalo.
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June 25, 2013, 10am PDT
Last week, PlaceMaker Hazel Borys explored the comfortable charms of London. This week her whirlwind travelog continue with this study of Berlin's cultural clusters. Get your public space on!
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