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Posts Tagged ‘urban planning’

New Republic | Richard Florida: Creative Class prophet now talks up rust belt

New Republic | Richard Florida: Creative Class prophet now talks up rust belt

"Few purveyors of big ideas have as much riding on a single notion or catch phrase as Richard Florida does with the “creative class.” Florida’s idea of a group of highly mobile, Mac-toting professionals driving economic development has sold [...]

Atlantic Cities | How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

Atlantic Cities | How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

"Providence may be a particularly fine example, but it is hardly the only city with underutilized historic assets that could become a cornerstone of future economic development. Information has largely replaced manufacturing as America’s economic [...]

Switchboard | For walkable cities, it’s not about the density – it’s about finding the right kind of density

Switchboard | For walkable cities, it’s not about the density – it’s about finding the right kind of density

"A few days ago, I was reviewing some good work by colleagues describing NRDC’s advocacy for sustainable cities. The original draft stressed that dense living is the way to go. Wherever the word 'dense' appeared, I crossed it out and substituted [...]

PlaceMakers | Walmart and the Quest for a Better Mousetrap

PlaceMakers | Walmart and the Quest for a Better Mousetrap

"If we don’t believe that Walmart (or big box retail in general) is in the long-term interest of our cities and towns — and keep in mind, in many places that remains a big if — we need to stop saying 'Stop Walmart' and start asking 'Why is [...]

The Atlantic Cities | What It Really Takes to Foster an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Atlantic Cities | What It Really Takes to Foster an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Boulder V.C. Brad Feld 'The openness of Boulder to weirdness is well known and other Coloradoans often refer to Boulder as '25 square miles surrounded by reality.' This combination of smart, independent, and weird is a beautiful recipe for an [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

The Atlantic Cities | The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.’s Height Restrictions

"The argument that a limit on building height restricts housing supply and thus leads to higher prices is essentially the same argument made against Portland’s urban growth boundary. In both cases, it’s hogwash: if affordability were closely [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

The Atlantic Cities | The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

"When Fort Collins, Colorado, was looking to replace its system of private garbage collectors with a municipal system, numerous voices decried the influence of the UN’s tentacles in municipal waste disposal." Read the entire article at the [...]

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Energy Intensity and Boulder’s Climate Action Framework

Odense, Denmark (Google Street View) With this year's expiration of the Kyoto Protocol and our Climate Action Plan (CAP) tax, the City of Boulder is looking to the future, trying to come up with an appropriate longer term climate action [...]

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Connect, Imagine, Collaborate, Design

Come to the Boulder Farmer's Market and dream! Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a live performance at noon will transport you into a new box to think out of. It's part of the city's Civic Area project to rethink that public space going [...]

The Atlantic Cities | The Limits of Density

The Atlantic Cities | The Limits of Density

"There can be no doubt that density has its advantages. In general, denser cities are more productive, more innovative, and more energy efficient. But only up to a point. The key function of a city is to enable exchange, interaction, and the [...]

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