May 16, 2019, 9am PDT
Top problems with form-based codes, and how to fix them.
August 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Wishing Houstonians continued strength, fortitude, and safe passage this week, Hazel Borys considers resilience.
July 28, 2017, 8am PDT
We don't usually think zoning when considering farmland preservation, but Hazel Borys shares are a few thoughts that may help.
May 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A summary of last week's events in Seattle: CNU 25 and ULI, written by Hazel Borys.
March 29, 2017, 9am PDT
While winter cities may spend most of their brand management on showcasing regional winter amenities, the greatest winter cities provide delight on the neighborhood scale.
February 16, 2017, 10am PST
The Codes Study is updated! These are the cities that are rewriting their land use laws to promote wellness, economic strength, and environmental resilience.
November 22, 2016, 2pm PST
The first step of character-based zoning is extracting local DNA. Hazel Borys reviews Tucson's highlights for Sonoran Desert inspiration.
August 31, 2016, 8am PDT
Hazel Borys sharing ideas from thought leaders on inclusion and indigeneity.
August 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Do video games have anything to teach kids? Hazel Borys says yes, in moderation.
July 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
Miss the Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit? Hazel Borys shares some highlights, with help from Twitter urbanists.
April 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Greening the city extends our life and increases our quality of life.
March 30, 2016, 6am PDT
618 form-based codes made it on the latest Codes Study. The authors are requesting your additions to the update.
March 8, 2016, 1pm PST
Need some pointers on how to make downtown retail sing? Check out Hazel Borys' crib notes on Bob Gibbs' directions.
January 27, 2016, 11am PST
When charrettes and public design workshops reach their most inclusive and transparent forms, do they become social innovation labs? Hazel Borys thinks so.
January 6, 2016, 9am PST
"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
October 6, 2015, 6am PDT
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
August 17, 2015, 11am PDT
Even remote nature reinforces the need for compact settlement patterns.
July 13, 2015, 1pm PDT
A little history on the Inuit of the Circumpolar Region as the kickoff in a blog series by Hazel Borys
June 10, 2015, 5am PDT
Toronto City Council votes on June 10 whether to remove or rebuild the Gardiner Expressway East.
April 14, 2015, 6am PDT
Don't design for the climax condition if today's marketplace supports something less—and other urban succession ideas.