New Mexico

Triangular Plazas: Flexible, Outdoor Rooms With Meaningful Uses

We often think of plazas as rectangular spaces, but unique geometries can create unexpected delight when a few simple criteria are met.

September 13, 2016 - PlaceShakers

Let Love Rule: Resilience in Mesquite

Are your local planning tools supporting a thriving and resilient future? Andrew von Maur shares a little inspiration from Las Cruces, New Mexico.

March 3, 2014 - PlaceMakers

The Road to Prosperity: Real-Time Approaches to Economic Improvement

People have been driving about 1% less per year for the last 9 years. What can public-private partnerships for transportation alternatives do to stoke this fire?

January 26, 2014 - PlaceShakers

After the Drug War: Ciudad Juárez Working to Attract Visitors

The murder rate in Ciudad Juárez is in sharp decline: from 3,075 in 2010 to 487 in 2013. Juárez officials are launching initiatives to revitalize the city and attract visitors from across the border in Texas and New Mexico.

January 12, 2014 - WFAA Channel 8 Dallas/Ft. Worth

Teaching Architects to Succeed While Serving the Public Interest

The Public Interest Design Institute encourages architects to embrace participatory approaches in design that address complex social needs; demonstrating that it's possible to "make a career as an architect serving those who need the most help."

November 28, 2012 - American Institute of Architects

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.