PlaceShakers

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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April 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Like music, environmentalism's tenets evolved from precedent, and Kaid Benfield hopes they are evolving still.
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April 20, 2017, 9am PDT
Richard Florida was right about everything, except when he wasn't. Ben Brown brings us up to speed on the Creative Class.
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April 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Retail across the US is shrinking precipitously. Where does that leave parking? Scott Doyon has pointers on not applying old logic to new dynamics.
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April 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Savannah, Georgia is an elegant southern belle of a city. Susan Henderson looks at some of its lessons, along with ideas for future study.
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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.
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March 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
Deciding how to grow at the local level's not a red thing or a blue thing. It's a math thing. Ben Brown's got the lowdown.
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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.
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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.
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February 8, 2017, 7am PST
Facing scary stuff that's also inevitable tends to clarify the landscape for decision-making.
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February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
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January 25, 2017, 8am PST
The ease with which we make friends as adults matters. Not just on a personal level but to the communities that ensure our survival. Scott Doyon takes a crack at explaining.
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January 17, 2017, 11am PST
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
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