Articles Tagged ‘Streets’

The study of urban spaces has a long established history. Urban cultural critic, Louis Mumford studied spaces as they related to the function of urban life. Renowned urban researcher William Whyte studied the way the design of spaces affected human…

Must we shop? Our capitalistic society is based on consumption. When the economy gets tough we are given tax breaks and told to “go out and spend” to revitalize the economy. Shouldn’t we be saving?

Alternative Approaches to the Working City This past week I had an opportunity to visit one of the most pleasant small towns in North America, Mackinac Island, where I participated in the annual conference for the Michigan Municipal League. Even…

In order for our post-industrial cities to restore their past glories they must embrace their existing conditions. Rather than envying what other cities may have they must become Cities of Opportunity. The City of Opportunity embraces adaptive reuse and rethinking…

Or: How I Learned to Love the One Story Building One and two story buildings on streetfront- Cleveland, OH. What to do about our foundering commercial thoroughfares? As the new economy takes shape and we wonder about the future form…