What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
Oct 6, 2015 PlaceShakers
The Plaza can behave as the community living room. Why is this so hard to get right in post-WWII U.S.?
Jun 3, 2015 PlaceShakers
Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.
Apr 14, 2015 PlaceShakers
And an update from Codes Study about the 600 places that really are upping their game with form-based codes.
Jan 27, 2015 PlaceShakers
Are you thinking about playborhoods, playsheds, and free-range kids? Berlin's Kolle 37 hits it out of the park. Literally.
Nov 14, 2014 PlaceShakers
Looking to integrate artisan manufacturing into a residential neighborhood? Berlin examples provide a few pointers, via Hazel Borys.
Nov 7, 2014 PlaceShakers
What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
Sep 16, 2014 PlaceShakers
Owners of a 173-acre office campus in Simsbury, Connecticut are hoping that by adopting a form-based code as a guide for potential redevelopment of the site, potential buyers have more reason to pull the trigger on a deal.
Aug 10, 2014 Hartford Business Journal
Cincinnati’s Department of Planning and Buildings was awarded the grand prize for "Best Planning Tool or Process" at the Congress for the New Urbanism's national conference last week. The award is just the latest in a string of commendations.
Jun 11, 2014 UrbanCincy
Spring brings out the romance in cities. Here's a bit of inspiration from Quebéc City...and Buffalo.
Jun 2, 2014 PlaceShakers