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Growing cities

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Got controversy? Density and building height are sure to push city dwellers’ buttons, particularly if the culture to date favored sprawl and single-family homes.

Insights from “The reinvented city”

Monday, May 17th, 2010

A blog post from the Lincoln Institute, The reinvented city about its recent conference, includes several terrific links. First off: Andres Duany is on a tear against NIMBYs, and suggests making decisions via “juries.” There’s lots to like in that proposal. From the links provided by the Lincoln Institute’s article, a couple of choice extracts […]

Diigo Bookmarks 05/12/2008 (p.m.)

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The painful cost of booming growth | Seattle Times Newspaper (Local News) – Annotated “Puget Sound is a funnel. Anything that we do at the top end of the funnel comes out at the bottom end.” Sometimes painful reading, this article looks at the effect of bad wastewater runoff management and its deleterious effect on […]

Suburbs and their replicating ways

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Two items about suburbia came across my horizon recently. One is a USA Today report on Chinese delegations coming to the US to study planned suburbs: Modern suburbia not just in America anymore by Haya El Nasser (today, April 18), which has an ominous (to my ears) conclusion, although there’s a lot of interesting stuff […]

Varieties of density

Friday, December 7th, 2007

It’s great to read that places like San Jose are densifying — see Real Transit-Oriented Development by CEOs for Cities for more on how they’re doing it (hint: the office park is a-changing): …radical transformation taking place in that city at the insistence of San Jose’s innovative economy CEOs. The city’s suburban-style single-use office parks […]

Some Monday links

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Via an affair with urban policy, I just discovered CitySkip (the blog), which posted some uncanny YouTube videos. First, there’s a film by Colourfield Productions (Dortmund, Germany) about Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic man characterised as an “art savant” and “human camera.” The film chronicles how he was taken on a 45 minute helicopter flight over […]

To grow or not to grow…

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Or: once there was a little hamlet… There’s an interesting conversation that Gordon Price is chronicling on his blog Price Tags. The entry in question is called The Growth Debate: Kelowna Version. I thought of posting a comment there, but since I’m a new/ recent reader of Price’s blog (and since I don’t really want […]

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