Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.
Apr 14, 2015   PlaceShakers
An interview with Ellen Dunham-Jones, co-author of "Retrofitting Suburbia," and Hazel Borys.
Mar 10, 2015   PlaceShakers
How can we redirect our city building into a form that can handle the expected doubling of urban residents over the next 40 years? Great ideas can be found in this collection of soundbites from the film, "The Human Scale."
Feb 17, 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
As the shopping season begins, can the satisfaction associated with little shops cause us to be resilient and spend a little less? Maybe we should ease up on our zoning restrictions, and at least make it possible.
Dec 1, 2014   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
For the last several decades, North American cities have used growth as a primary economic engine. Increasingly less dense new growth is subsidized by the more dense core, but requires a growth rate that is not supportable in the long term.
Oct 15, 2014   PlaceShakers
Many cities have long been investing in art and culture, marrying it to placemaking, and generating extraordinary local transformations. Hazel Borys offers up a little inspiration from an art opening this week, and a few pointers for urbanists.
Oct 12, 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