Placemaking

We Need More Emilees, Pink Buildings, and Ice Cream.

We Need More Emilees, Pink Buildings, and Ice Cream.

We need more Emilees. More pink buildings. And more ice cream.  The story of Two Rivers, WI is pretty special, but it’s also similar in many ways to communities around the country.  Two Rivers is a beautiful place located...

An Algorithm for Creating Enduring Places

An Algorithm for Creating Enduring Places

The Netherlands is a country with a long history of building compact, carfree places. A famous example is the canal village of Geithorn, but most of the old town centers and villages across the country also qualify.  [caption id="attachment_84249"...

30 Things Place Has Taught Me

30 Things Place Has Taught Me

There are many lessons we learn in school and work. Some are harder than others and most will make us better professionals. But Places teach us all the skills we need to change the world. This is just a...

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC

The Unscripted Script of Lake City, SC There’s a steady rumbling under my feet every forty-five minutes or so as the trains come through this small, historically-important, seven-thousand-person town on the border of Lowcountry.  It is absurdly hot; I’ve...

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