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.

Localizing Affordable Housing

Localizing Affordable Housing

A reliance on federal funding for housing puts local entities at the mercy of distant decision makers whose priorities may or may not be aligned with theirs. Cities and advocacy groups should be thinking about how to re-localize and claim more control over the way we tackle these problems.