Transect

Next Wednesday night and Thursday, Jews celebrate Tu'b'Shevat, a day that thousands of years ago was the new year for trees- a concept then primarily of relevance to taxes paid on produce. Opinion
Jan 9, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
On 50th anniversary of the Jetsons, Hazel Borys celebrates city planning that isn't pie in the sky, but instead lets us cast a shadow.
May 3, 2013   PlaceShakers
Architect and town planner Galina Tachieva sits down with New Urbanism innovator Andrés Duany to discuss the big and small topics on his mind today: lean urbanism, successional urbanism and the Transect, the orthodoxy of the small block, and more.
Apr 28, 2013   Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built + Natural Environments
We've engineered physical activity out of our daily lives but it need not be a chronic condition. Hazel Borys points to recent suburban retrofits for ways to get moving again.
Mar 26, 2013   PlaceShakers
A new exhibit that opened this week at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association's gallery explores the 10 diagrams that have had a monumental influence on urban planning, and the possibilities inherent in the medium.
Nov 9, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Get lost in the details when explaining zoning reform? Hazel Borys puts forth a pictorial review that helps.
Oct 13, 2012   PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys argues that "the payback of livable places really can’t be calculated in dollars, or pounds of fat or carbon, or even hours. The payback of place is passion."
Jun 5, 2012   PlaceShakers
As an emerging area of sustainable practice, Low Impact Development's current one-size-fits-all application is inadequate to effectively fulfill its guiding principles, writes Jonathan Ford, who proposes five LID planning and design strategies for achieving great places in balance with nature. Exclusive
Jan 30, 2012  By Jonathan Ford
Builder Magazine thinks its time to give the mid-rise (4-6 stories) building its due.
May 1, 2011   Builder Magazine
Steve Mouzon explains how to think about cities and towns as living species, and how that perspective should guide the practice of planners and architects.
Jul 4, 2009   Living Urbanism
Communities aren't going to get a green code implemented, or any code, without that code appealing to developers, says Sandy Sorlien. They're building our new sustainable places and infilling our old ones. Exclusive
Jan 11, 2009  By Sandy Sorlien