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
Author: Adam Greenfield
Public space is crucial wherever people live. But how can we create it in wide downtown streets? We visit Winter Village in Bryant Park, New York, for ideas.Read More
Everybody hates being stuck in congestion. For decades the default solution has been: Make the roads wider. Cities across the country have been happy to comply. But they’re wrong. We look at why and what’s the real solution to congestion.Read More
A dismal landscape of sprawl blankets west Texas. But just when it seemed that the craft of making lovable places has been lost, a resident in the small Texan town of Post has revived good urban design. We discuss his project: Silent Night Village.Read More
Just the sound of the word “meeting” is boring. And it’s no wonder, when most meetings trap their participants indoors. But when you meet out on the sidewalk everything changes. We discuss why.Read More
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