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May 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
Ben Brown continues his weekly blog series in lead-up to the day-long exploration at CNU Savannah, "Affordability: The Intersection of Everything."
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March 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
Whatever the cause, a smackdown from Mother Nature seems inevitable. But Scott Doyon says that doesn't mean we can't still advance and persevere.
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December 15, 2017, 7am PST
When the vision's all right but the outcomes are all wrong, zoning's often the problem. And the public realm is left holding the bag.
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October 19, 2017, 6am PDT
All stories are purposeful. They’re meant to entertain or inform or inspire to action. If you're a storyteller for a placemaking initiative, Ben Brown says you'd better have a happily ever after.
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October 12, 2017, 10am PDT
What moves us about great public space is its ability to convene community. To provide an accessible place of solace and celebration. It’s not about the buildings, or even the streets. It’s about the experience. Susan Henderson on Savannah's squares.
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October 4, 2017, 7am PDT
Growing set of tools measures the impact of urban form on climate. Hazel Borys reviews highlights of the CNU Climate Summit held last weekend near Washington, D.C.
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September 28, 2017, 7am PDT
We fight for what we love. When we’re connected in affection, we’re both more inclined and more empowered to organize.
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September 21, 2017, 6am PDT
Walkability makes markets! Scott Bernstein tells the Lloyds of London story from the urbanist's perspective.
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September 8, 2017, 7am PDT
How do we disrupt the cycle of rebuilding things exactly as they were before—if slightly hardened—after increasingly powerful weather events?
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August 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Wishing Houstonians continued strength, fortitude, and safe passage this week, Hazel Borys considers resilience.
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August 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
Depressed by city planning in your neck of the woods? Ben Brown says to lower your expectations.
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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.
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July 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Have NIMBYs and YIMBYs arguing in your neighborhood? Scott Doyon talks residential development.
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July 13, 2017, 7am PDT
Game of Thrones provides way more sex, blood, and dragons than your typical comprehensive planning project, but the dynamics can be instructive, particularly in places where demand for the high-quality amenities of urbanism out-paces the supply.
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June 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
Want to engage kids in your summer city planning projects? 12-year-old Roman Borys gives some pointers on how to host a Minecraft lounge in your downtown.
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June 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Ben Brown tells us to stop narrowly defining problems.
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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.
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May 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
Ben Brown calls BS on a number of city planning and gentrification points.
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May 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
Why people don't walk much anymore and what we can do about it.
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May 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A summary of last week's events in Seattle: CNU 25 and ULI, written by Hazel Borys.
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