System-wide safety is higher if nobody speeds, but it’s literally optimized if everybody just walks to wherever they are going. Highways inherently represent a conflict between safety and speed.
Entries Tagged as 'Urban Design'
April 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment
April 18th, 2015 · 3 Comments
Fortunately, affordable housing has an evil twin. It’s called gentrification. It drives residents out of neighborhoods they no longer can afford. The free market has gotten very good at promoting UN-affordable housing.
April 10th, 2015 · 2 Comments
The raw number of people matters, because those people compete for our jobs or become our customers or get in line ahead of us at the grocery store. The percentage of people arriving just sits on a spreadsheet and stays there.
January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments
We gave that healthy dynamic a name: Not In My Back Yard. Once it became an acronym — NIMBY — it began to take on a life of its own. Here’s where the literal got overwhelmed by the metaphor.
September 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments
I worry that we’re losing something important that we call “place.” Place was central to our lives. We wanted a place of our own. We looked forward to inviting others over to our place.
September 10th, 2014 · No Comments
The building itself has a charm worth preserving, like the one room in our house that still has shag carpeting. It reminds us of our youth. But it cannot stay where it is.
August 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment
The Patterson is opening this fall with 100 apartments, 67 below-grade parking spaces, three commercial storefronts, and one condominium.
July 25th, 2014 · No Comments
Economists have a charming term for this cascading causality: creative destruction — “destruction” because the status quo crumbles, “creative” because something new takes its place.
July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
Oregon Country Fair leaders have devised a clever alternative to purchasing carbon offsets, which function like modern-day indulgences, assuaging the guilt of event organizers and attendees.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments
Everyone pushed beyond their comfort zones and learned how to identify the values we all share when we “envision Eugene.” Some would say the group itself did something miraculous. Conservationists and developers broke bread together.