Sacred Places

Sacred Places

What has taken hundreds or thousands of years to create, human beings can destroy in a matter of weeks and months with a bulldozer and enough diesel fuel.

Citizens are not customers

Citizens are not customers

Strong towns won't be built if residents see themselves as passive customers merely consuming city services.

More CARnage. More Silence

More CARnage. More Silence

We should all be skeptical of the emptiness of thoughts and prayers in response to a preventable tragedy and demand real change. But we won't, because this is the city we've built.

Why we Need Messy Cities

Why we Need Messy Cities

In order to get back to building the kinds of places we love the most, we have to embrace the messy, unpredictable and always-changing nature of life.

The Futility of Widening, Round 2

The Futility of Widening, Round 2

We've heard repeatedly for the last three decades that our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling. So why is our response to build more?