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Posts Tagged ‘urban design’

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

Blue Line Poll: Is the Sky the Limit in Boulder?

The Municipal Building (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/2j8dH6) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on November 10, 2014 about the history of the City of Boulder’s 55-foot building height limit, Ruth Wright, the leading spirit behind the [...]

The Guardian | If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

The Guardian | If women built cities, what would our urban landscape look like?

“'The thing that’s stuck with me was Le Corbusier’s idea that everyone should work to a human scale, which you can’t really argue with – but the figure he used to show how this worked was six feet tall! Generally speaking women are [...]

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

"Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, 'smart growth' city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate? ... We show these neighborhoods because we know people will like them and, we believe, [...]

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

“It sometimes feels as if cities like Paris and Venice have been coated with formaldehyde and turned into museums. The old formulas of ‘respecting context’ won’t work. We must create a new context and puncture past beauty with raw, powerful [...]

Project for Public Spaces | What Makes a Successful Place?

Project for Public Spaces | What Makes a Successful Place?

"Great public spaces are where celebrations are held, social and economic exchanges take place, friends run into each other, and cultures mix. They are the “front porches” of our public institutions – libraries, field houses, neighborhood [...]

Transportation is Destiny: Design for Happy People, Not Happy Cars

Transportation is Destiny: Design for Happy People, Not Happy Cars

The following is a summary of a talk I was invited to give at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, January 24. As a town and transportation planner, I cautioned Boulder not to put too much emphasis on easing car traffic flows—particularly by [...]

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