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Placemaking

An Algorithm for Creating Enduring Places

An Algorithm for Creating Enduring Places

The Netherlands is a country with a long history of building compact, carfree places. A famous example is the canal village of Geithorn, but most of the old town centers and villages across the country also qualify.  [caption id="attachment_84249"...

30 Things Place Has Taught Me

30 Things Place Has Taught Me

There are many lessons we learn in school and work. Some are harder than others and most will make us better professionals. But Places teach us all the skills we need to change the world. This is just a...

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC There’s a steady rumbling under my feet every forty-five minutes or so as the trains come through this small, historically-important, seven-thousand-person town on the border of Lowcountry.  It is absurdly hot; I’ve...

When Good Design is a Problem

When Good Design is a Problem

Hopefully, we all agree that homogenous bad design is a problem. But what about homogenous good design? Sure, "good design" is better than "bad design", but it presents a potentially massive problem for our cities and places. Over the...

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