Perspective

Friday Photos August 2014: Where Am I?

8.22.14: This small village, located in Western New York, weaves old urbanism to the edge of a beautiful lake. During the...

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Social Cafe’s

A great take away from our recent vacation in Spain was how vibrant neighborhood life was in the areas we travelled....

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Learning ‘Street’ in Spanish

Complete Streets – Spanish Style  – families bike riding, kids playing, elders sitting and talking, bike share, strollers and yes...

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The good, bad and ugly of social media

I’m a big fan of the power of disruptive technologies like Uber and AirBnB. I marvel daily at how the...

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3 programs, 12 months, 24 mixed use projects

Last month I completed my ULI ‘trifecta’, leading the third Mixed Use Development Course in 12 months.  Over the past...

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What’s to Become of the Urban Core?

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My recent trip and reaction to Austin’s urban core reminded me of a conversation last fall while in Denver for...

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Old Urbanism that Works, and Contemporary Urban Design that Does Not

The view from my hotel window recently presented a particularly good example of old world urbanism that works, and modern...

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Urbanism at the Edge

Last week while in Austin (see post) I added an extra day to tour some of the city and understand...

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Small Firm | Big Impact

Last week I led the Small Scale Developers Forum for the Urban Land Institute in Austin, TX.  Our fifth gathering,...

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My Breakfast with Pele

This morning I woke up at 5 am to the eerie glow of the Kilauea crater outside my window.  After...

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