New public spaces don’t only need the right design. They need bold leadership to make them happen. In too many cases, leaders timidly back down from golden opportunities. But sometimes leaders stand up in the face of opposition and do what’s right… with tremendous results. Here’s how they do it.Read More
Author: Adam Greenfield
Great cities revolve around lively commercial areas, which in turn depend on good commercial architecture. We visit the Texan towns of Austin and Fredericksburg to explore the best and worst of commercial buildings.Read More
Neighbors who organize block parties are community-building heroes. The new report “Building Blocks” by Plaza Perspective’s Adam Greenfield explains how cities can encourage block parties in every corner of the land. We explore highlights from that report.Read More
Pedestrianizing streets is most cities’ best bet for creating excellent public spaces. We address the 5 most common objections to pedestrianization and suggest a way to give good public space ideas a fair shot.Read More
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