Perspective

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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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Fighting the Good Fight

For years I’ve been asked by clients and conference attendees ‘what’s the one thing we can do to create a...

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Why Don’t we Build Neighborhoods Like Camp Mather?

This summer we made our annual trek to Camp Mather for our family week in the mountains.  Camp Mather’s legacy...

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Mixing it up in Los Angeles: Part II

Tennyson Williams and I combined forces to instruct ULI’s inaugural course in Mixed Use Development in Los Angeles this month. ...

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