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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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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 18, 2017, 11am PDT
Everyone has a different answer on what makes a great place, depending on how wonky you'd like to get. Kaid Benfield lists his top 10 ingredients for a healthy community.
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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 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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