Best of 2016: Small Bets

Best of 2016: Small Bets

Every city should be looking at the low hanging fruit they can use to continually improve themselves.

Best of 2016: Suburban Poverty

Best of 2016: Suburban Poverty

There is arguably no place where half a century of suburban growth has more resembled a giant Ponzi scheme than in Florida.

Best of 2016: Please, I'm not a Smart Growth Advocate

Best of 2016: Please, I'm not a Smart Growth Advocate

We don't have a checklist of things we are trying to accomplish that includes, as one aspiration, public investments that make financial sense. As we say in our core principles: Financial solvency is a prerequisite.

Best of 2016: What are you doing, Maine?

Best of 2016: What are you doing, Maine?

Maine lacks the money it needs to do basic maintenance on its transportation system. Their institutional response to this emergency is to cling to an archaic code book while projecting a value system of improve, Improve, IMPROVE.

Shortening the Supply Chain

Shortening the Supply Chain

By buying wholesome food in bulk directly from small family farms I’ve radically shortened the supply chain.

Best of 2016: Please, do not build that crosswalk

Best of 2016: Please, do not build that crosswalk

A signalized crossing is an unnecessary expense for what a few traffic cones could easily accomplish. Humanizing Brunswick Street, on the other hand, would be in the best interests of the province and city.

A Design Thinking Approach to Infrastructure

A Design Thinking Approach to Infrastructure

In this podcast, Professor of Architecture, Thomas Fisher, discusses a design-thinking approach of bottom-up vs. top-down decisionmaking, and the danger of building the wrong types of infrastructure for the future of America.