Chuck Wolfe

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When we write about cities, sometimes we do best when we take the metrics away.   In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities.  Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed. I continue to believe...
Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Chuck Wolfe and was originally published on myurbanist.com. Have you ever wondered why some places seem built for automobiles as opposed to humans? In a recent study, J. Alexander Maxwell and fellow researchers from the University of Strathclyde’s Urban Design Studies Unit found evidence that...
Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Chuck Wolfe and was originally published on myurbanist.com. In 1997, I returned to Europe after a long absence. My Paris photograph, above, jump-started a then-dormant fascination with the scenery of urban life and form. I later digitized the photograph, to enhance internal contrasts between...
This is a guest post from Chuck Wolfe and was originally published on myurbanist.com Going forward, let’s not discount the influence of history’s recurring themes in how we redevelop the urban realm. So many discussions about cities today look only forward, without fully considering the past.  We presume ways of life...