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Planning, Florida, and Irma

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On September 8, 2017
Forgive me for a similar post as to what I wrote about Houston, but a gigantic hurricane ripping apart Florida is entirely predictable and the developmentalist ideology that drives that state only makes the situation worse. We’ve seen evacuation orders given, but where are people in Florida supposed to go? There is nowhere to go, […]

A Robert Moses for Bicycles?

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On November 16, 2013
An interesting argument that we need Robert Moses and Le Corbusier-type architects to remake our cities to become bicycle friendly: If Henry Ford were reincarnated as a bike maker, Le Corbusier as an architect of buildings and cities for bikes, and Robert Moses as their bike-loving ally in government, today‚Äôs bike plans would be far […]

Ikea Urbanism

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On December 15, 2011

IKEA is proposing to build an entire neighborhood in east London. It’s hard to see what could go wrong with giving this kind of control to a company whose success is based upon yuppie faddism, w

Pastoral Capitalism

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On November 26, 2011

Outstanding Louise Mozingo op-ed on how office parks contribute to sprawl and how any rethinking of urban spaces needs to place limitations on the growth of “pastoral capitalism,” as she c

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