My copy of Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities is dog eared and marked up. There are little arrows on the spine pointing me back to important quotes because the original tabs I...
Happy holidays from The Urbanist. In honor of the holiday, here's an Urbanist wishlist set to 12 Days of Christmas. Let's build this future together! On the 12th day of Christmas my true love...
“If Sawant’s rent control bill went into effect, my apartment would get turned into a condo and I’d lose my place to live.” “Developers won’t be able to make a profit so it will...
My summer reading list this year included a debut novel by Seth Fried titled The Municipalists, which CityLab described as “the urban planning Sci-Fi novel you’ve been waiting for.” There are many things to say about this...
Among urban planners of the 21st century, few can claim to have as interesting and expansive careers as Joe Berridge, partner at Urban Strategies Inc. in Toronto and the author of Perfect City: An Urban Fixer's Global...
Actors call it charisma and scientists talk about the sense of wonder. There are fundamental competencies for every profession. City planning requires vision. Vision is the capacity to address many aspects of urban design...
Team Urbanism took some lumps in 2018, but there's plenty of opportunities to turn the tables and advance the cause in 2019. Our writers each lay out their hopes for progress in the coming year and what...
The Urbanist is approaching its fifth anniversary. From the start, we've wanted to help shape a better city for all. We know building a better city won't happen with one campaign or election. It will require time...