Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe provides ten illustrated examples of enjoyable environments that reflect an evolving recognition for the qualitative aspects of the urban experience.
Jan 30, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
"Vigilant old ladies: another good example of the value of neighborhood social capital (and urban living)."
Jul 20, 2010 Good
Peter Vaernet, aka the "Mad Viking", transformed a pocket park known for drugs and violence into a safe, active place by bringing lots of women and children into the park.
Jun 11, 2010 Boing Boing
Philip Kennicott decries the growing number of "windows" in new buildings that are covered from the beginning with advertisements, eliminating their usefulness as "eyes on the street."
May 25, 2010 The Washington Post
Tim Tielman, executive director of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo takes a look at the new Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the terrible lack of "eyes on the street" there.
Dec 10, 2009 Planning Commissioners Journal
Urban designer Susan Braun points the finger at pharmacies and other suburban retailers who intentionally break the connection with the street by blocking up their windows.
Mar 3, 2009 MPP Downtown Journal
A columnist in Saskatoon, after a robbery at his office, takes a look at CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
Aug 12, 2008 The StarPhoenix