Urban Fold
Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
Aug 17, 2015   PlaceShakers
Hazel Borys chronicles an Arctic expedition adventure, rife with environmental insights. If you ever wondered what it felt like in the olden days to receive dispatches from explorers off in distant mysterious lands, maybe it felt something like this.
Jul 31, 2015   PlaceShakers
A little history on the Inuit of the Circumpolar Region as the kickoff in a blog series by Hazel Borys
Jul 13, 2015   PlaceShakers
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
Jun 10, 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
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