Perspective

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Are We Settling Sustainably?

Over the past decade of consulting and developing, I’ve observed a lot and learned even more.  I’m overwhelmed by the...

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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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Continuing the Debate

Ever since I wrote Greenfield Development Without Sprawl, I’ve tried to bring a balanced view to the tension that lies...

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Mixed Use for the New Economy – Part I

Douglas Burnham, Founder of Envelope A+D explains the challenges and successes of his innovative work creating Proxy SF. In early...

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Mixed Use for the New Economy – Part II

In early February, I  conducted a study tour for ULI – Mixed Use for the New Economy.  As we learned,...

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Parking Kryptonite

Last night I attended a very thoughtful and well deliberated City Council and Planning Commission work session to address the...

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2014: A Look Ahead

2013 was a year of interesting work that led to even more interesting insights.  From leading a new ULI program...

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Smart Growth in Rural America

On Friday 25 September, I served as a panelist for the Hawaii Leeward Planning Conference, an industry roundtable of large...

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The Changing Face of Regional Planning

On a recent Seattle trip, I went to MOHAI –Seattle’s new Museum of History and Industry.  While exploring a temporary...

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