Book Review: Suburban Remix – Creating The Next Generation of Urban Places

Editors: Jason Beske and David Dixon (Island Press, 2018) According to the 2017 American Housing Survey, the majority of Americans... Read More

Vancouver’s Housing Crisis: A Collaborative Opportunity for Planners and Architects

The time is now. Architects and landscape architects need to be active participants in urban planning and land-use decision-making... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 8

By Way of Conclusions We’ve come a long way, covering a lot of meaningful ground around the city-wide planning process. Like Lynch... Read More

Book Review – Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Author: Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 2019) There are few terms as pervasive in discussions about contemporary cities than “growth”. It... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 7

Time and the City: A Living City-wide Plan We’ve come a long way in addressing the many challenges associated with city-wide planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 6

Developing Alternatives Let’s assume that we’ve managed to develop clear, meaningful objectives that have been made more comprehensive... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 5

Weighting Goals and Objectives Now that we have a sense of how to approach setting usable goals and objectives for city-wide planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 4

Planning Goals and Objectives – Criteria In light of the common shortcomings described earlier, let’s consider a list of... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 3

Planning Goals and Objectives – Shortcomings The usefulness of the methods and techniques described in Common City Planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 2

Common City Planning Initiatives We would be forgiven if our initial reaction to the nature of the contemporary city described in Part... Read More