Monthly Archives: November 2015

Spontaneous urban planning

We like grand boulevards, and sometimes you have to knock down a few buildings to get them. But much of what passes for urban planning in our schools and in our actual cities is little more than wishful thinking at best, and crippling regulation at worst. Continue reading

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Wasted space

These extra-wide corridors have me rethinking the idea of wasted space. If they contribute to the well-being of the building’s occupants and visitors, the space isn’t really wasted, is it? Continue reading

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Strange action at a distance

It’s a physics term, but strange action at a distance applies to economic development, as well. A recent example: the Kansas City Royals’ recent run to the World Series title in October 2015. Continue reading

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