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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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What does architecture have to do with childhood obesity?

We need to start designing our communities in ways that encourage walking and biking, so maybe that trip to the ice cream store can be calorie-neutral. Continue reading

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What makes a healthy city?

“We realized we really needed to dig deeper into the human experience in cities. Most of that has been left to a strange amalgam of other practitioners—architects, environmental physiologists—but it really hasn’t found its way clearly into a framework of urban planning.” Continue reading

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Legalize Neighborhoods Again

America has forgotten how to make cities. With traffic-planning and single-use zoning the beloved neighborhood has been made illegal in most U.S. cities. David Greusel believes it’s time for a change back to the way things used to be. Continue reading

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