Urban Progress

To build anything now, you need an army of consultants to get though the permitting process. You need environmental reports
He jumped quickly, with excitement, to a Portland Sustainability Institute (now "Ecodistrict')  graphic (reproduced above
My conclusions usually stress that authentic "placemaking" with a purpose is often best, how one-time events can help crystallize
The city gate of old in Acaya, Italy: form follows function Today's gateway may even be a first, virtual visit by Google
For a part of the country that has built its reputation and appeal on quality of life and on a healthy work-life balance
The participation of diverse voices in city decision-making processes is critical to successful urban change. By diverse
These statistics led to the 2016 Hult Prize President's Challenge (the largest student-run competition run by the Hult Prize
In 2010, Milpa Alta had the highest levels of poverty in all of Mexico. Given the dire situation, María Fernanda Carvallo
There is an entire group of people in this city who are being left out of the decision making process. If we want to thrive, young people need to be apart of the conversation and apart of the decisions. We need to be talked to, not talked at. The future of our city, Newark depends on it.
In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.
Questions and answers about accessing cities and neighborhoods once spoke the language of exit ramps, street widening and parking adequacy. Now, different conversations, and varied imagery, create diverse story lines, where urban policy and citizen activism converge.
The two photographs below say both simple and remarkable things about how urban residents interact with each other, and the streets around them.
The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.
The blind are far from a monolithic group. There are those who are congenitally blind, meaning they had no eye sight at birth, and then there are those who became blind later in life.
Programs such as these give young people skills and experience that will last a lifetime, and even an opportunity to own the very homes they revive.
I am compelled to write about what Pentecost means to me and the potential we have to find a deeper meaning that could offer us a breath of new life, and access to the full power of the Holy Spirit active in daily life.
The long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features.
During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.
Today's urbanist may also see a future gondola station, a walkable destination, or the potential for sustaining natural pockets amid the built environment.  But what compels such vision? I'll take a leap of faith here, in order to put a modern gloss on the human imagination that conceived the edge of the earth in Italy, long ago.
I saw a ghost, of a missing building from a boyhood memory -- something that Amazon might have retrofitted, today, if it were still there for the taking.