Kansas Citians stepped forward recently to support the city we’ve built. By choosing to raise our property taxes, we are taking on the..
I recently began a series exploring some simple patterns of human scale neighborhood design. These patterns, which I have observed in my..
Street trees have a woefully understaffed marketing department. They just can’t seem to get the message out, which is surprising since..
Cars have erased “human scale” from our traditional patterns of city building, which means we are no longer designing our cities to be..
Our associates, with assistance from the Westport Regional Business League and approval from Kansas City’s Public Works Department,..
The term “mixed-use” ought to earn top spot in the planning jargon hall of fame, for the number of times that these projects are heralded..
As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously wrote for the 1964 Jacobellis v. Ohio obscenity case, “I know it when I see it”. When..
A “What If” article from the “Plan to Build Value” series
Unfortunately, too many Kansas Citians know what is meant by “East of Troost”...
The origin of cities has always been to bring people together. When we create places that encourage human interaction a city can thrive,..
The first Case Study of the “Plan to Build Value” series.
Lately, there has been much public debate about development incentives. People..