August 14, 2019, 10am PDT
In July, a local nonprofit closed down an entire street in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland for a placemaking experiment that had to be partially dismantled before the three-month duration of the program was complete.
July 28, 2019, 5am PDT
Urban strategist Michele Reeves writes about the of third places importance in the urban fabric.
April 3, 2019, 6am PDT
Pete Buttigieg, in his eighth and final year as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a formerly shrinking Rust Belt city, is on a roll in his bid to capture the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump next year. The Indy Star looks at his record.
March 24, 2019, 11am PDT
How can a three-day design workshop make a difference? Be a strong local partner able to convene community. Rob Steuteville at CNU Public Square shares lessons learned.
February 13, 2019, 2pm PST
A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.
October 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
January 15, 2018, 6am PST
Surveying the public discussion for answers about how to make sense of placemaking.
December 21, 2017, 6am PST
The Project for Public Spaces recently released a new report titled "The Case for Healthy Places: Improving Health through Placemaking."
Project For Public Spaces
October 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Suburban areas looking to improve public places can try following this advice.
August 14, 2017, 6am PDT
This rapidly diversifying community is one to watch as planning for cultural inclusion, social equity, and environmental sustainability become priorities for the American city.
May 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
Another reason European placemaking has North American applications: it wasn't always perfect. Hazel Borys looks to simple town planning lessons from a village in Normandy.
May 29, 2017, 5am PDT
The word "sticky" when applied to the urban design context has come to mean attractive and comfortable—the kind of place that makes people want to stay away and make return visits. Detroit is the latest city to experiment with the concept.
May 15, 2017, 8am PDT
There’s very little that differentiates proposals by four distinguished planning and design firms to better connect my university to its immediate neighborhood and the wider city. Why is that, and does it have to be that way?
April 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Like music, environmentalism's tenets evolved from precedent, and Kaid Benfield hopes they are evolving still.
March 1, 2017, 10am PST
Placemaking: what does the term really mean? And how it can most effectively serve the needs of the most people. Scott Doyon shares some ideas.
February 15, 2017, 2pm PST
The care that goes into each Little Free Library makes each example special and unique. A little architectural expertise can't hurt either.
January 30, 2017, 10am PST
Following the lead set by other franchises, professional sports teams are becoming real estate developers seeking to create vibrant places that attract commerce on non-game days.
January 14, 2017, 1pm PST
Ben Brown on placemaking implications of today's politics
January 10, 2017, 10am PST
Disney's efforts to make a quaint American town both failed and succeeded in ways few could have predicted.