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February 25, 2019, 9am PST
Parklets in San Francisco are available for public use, but often they serve as extensions of the dining rooms of eateries.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 19, 2019, 10am PST
Last week's urbanism social media landscape was dominated by discussion of an article that digs into the historical and technical origins of the contemporary mid-rise apartment building type.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
December 23, 2018, 11am PST
Tim Keane says quality design isn’t negotiable and developers need to aim higher.
SaportaReport
October 18, 2018, 9am PDT
The city of Missoula professes a strategy of "focusing inward" when it comes to growth and development. A new 'Design Excellence Overlay' will help achieve more goals toward that strategy in the city's downtown.
Missoula Current
February 7, 2018, 12pm PST
Community leaders say a design district in Westlake could pave the way for the erasure of L.A's Historic Filipinotown.
Curbed LA
February 21, 2009, 11am PST
In 2006, the Los Angeles Planning Dept. launched an urban design studio to turn Los Angeles into a more pedestrian-friendly city. The studio has gone on to create a set of walkability guidelines, and has more ambitious goals ahead.
The Architect's Newspaper