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by Nolan Gray | January 15 & 16, 2018
Professional planners are trained to yearn for tighter urban design controls, as if cities without comprehensive, top-down planning would devolve into chaos and disorder. But historically, a decentralized, trial-and-error process was how cities “discovered” which urban design features worked best for their own circumstances.
by Charles Marohn | January 14, 2018
The story of Jayme Closs should give us cause to hug our children a little tighter, but then to love them enough to send them out boldly into the world.
by Daniel Herriges | January 15, 2018
Remember that engineer who was fined in Oregon for saying, “I am an engineer”? He won in court. Again.
Upzoned Podcast | Kea Wilson and Chuck Marohn | January 11, 2018
New Jersey has been using a “cap and trade” model to let single family neighborhoods buy their way out of growth for decades. Should your city follow suit?
by Arian Horbovetz | January 16, 2018
When a new brewpub, restaurant, or entertainment venue opens in your town, is this a sign of growth, or merely a shift in where patrons spend their dollars? And what does that imply about cities that subsidize such things?
(Cover photo: Wikimedia Commons)