The paper, Places in the Making, casts aside the idea of the monolithic expert, and argues clearly and cohesively for the importance of Placemaking as a vital part of community-building, rather than a fuzzy “extra.”
How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car — which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" — by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.
We all realize that a “sense of place” is of fundamental value to people everywhere — in every city, every town, every neighborhood, and every culture, for all ages.
In a 180-degree change from previous decades… the City of Paris has been implementing an ambitious strategy to rethink the role of the car in the city.
Detroit is a story in progress with many possible endings.
Over 15 years ago, Melbourne mounted a long-term campaign to change the way it uses energy and has attracted international acclaim for its commitment to sustainability.
This report details 32 specific policy steps that local leaders can take to benefit from the growing sharing economy and support innovations such as carsharing, ridesharing, cohousing, cooperatives, and urban agriculture.
The essential defining property of a city is density: a concentration of people that enables commerce, community and exchanges of ideas.
Cities have a central role to play in tackling climate change as well as in adapting to its effects…
The last thing we did yesterday…is to give this initiative a name. We’re calling it Sandbox, a collaborative platform to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods.
Treehugger editor Lloyd Alter has written about the “Goldilocks density,” describing it as “Not Too High, Not Too Low, But Just Right.”