5 days ago
Top problems with form-based codes, and how to fix them.
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 6, 2019, 2pm PST
The Users’ Guide to Code Reform leads planners through the code reform process, providing tools for governments lacking the capacity to develop a full form-based code. Susan Henderson and Matt Lambert hit the high points.
October 31, 2018, 1pm PDT
The new Walkable City Rules by Jeff Speck is an excellent book that can help your city become more hospitable to humans. Urban thinker Kaid Benfield reviews.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.