Architect Arrol Gellner says that traffic engineers use traffic lights far too often when a simple stop sign works better and is much less expensive.
Jun 18, 2010 Daily Journal of Commerce
Seattle is reclaiming it's right of way to create a pedestrian street. Landscape architects SvR Design Co. and Hewitt presented two different concepts for the park, one that is "measured" and one that "meanders."
Feb 24, 2010 Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland, Oregon planners are updating the city's zoning to make home improvements for solar panels and eco-roofing easier to do, but some developers think it will actually make things more difficult.
Jan 2, 2010 Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland urban designer Arun Jain has released his Urban Design Framework, a vision that requires planners to give themselves more leeway "without giving up core values."
Apr 15, 2009 Daily Journal of Commerce
A 1920s school building in Portland, OR is at the center of a fight between school district officials - who have a bond measure to rebuild it - and local architects and preservationists.
Nov 24, 2008 Daily Journal of Commerce
Portland's Pioneer Square, designed back in 1983, is still looked t as a model of successful public space design. Landscape Architect Doug Macy looks back on the thought that went into the design.
Nov 10, 2008 Daily Journal of Commerce