“The project delivery process in cities is fundamentally broken,” says Tactical Urbanism founder Mike Lydon.
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A city evolves like a forest from grass to savannah to climate forest, says Congress for New Urbanism co-founder Andres Duany. He calls it successional urbanism.
“God made the automobile. For the boys to drive past the pretty girls...” —Iron and Wine
What is placemaking, and how do you measure its progress? If placemaking is a value, an ineffable coming-to being for a place like E. 4th and W. 25th streets that make it attractive, is it possible to dissect it order to replicate it? For community developers, it's a very real question. While placemaking smacks of wonkish urban planner speak, local...
Should bicyclists pay a tax to use the road? That question is being debated in Washington State where loads of Seattle residents bike as their primary form of transportation. While some cyclists may cheer the news—having been accused of mooching the public by using the road “without paying for it”—economist Todd Litman, in Planetizen, shows that now half of the money...
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