Daily Snap

Best public space ever. Berlin is the closest you can get to Metaverse in real life! pic.twitter.com/Akng6OJUFT — Dimi 🤩 devopshunt.com (@tarasowski) September 10, 2022  

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Gateway to Downtown

I’ve never been one to abandon a project but when it came to the Downtown Gateways, the best I could do was finish the planning process and secure board approval before leaving for a new job. That was back in 2014 and it wasn’t until this November 2021 that the Gateway Plaza was completed. I […]

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The City in Winter

I first posted this piece in February of 2019 during the coldest point in the winter season. Now that COVID-19 has us contemplating socializing outside in the depth of winter, we should to look to the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv or “free outdoor life.” No city has embraced this concept better than Winnipeg.     […]

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City Snaps

@kcrw Summer Nights kicks off Saturday night in @lachinatown It all starts at 5pm, DJ @lizarichardson starts at 8pm and DJ @garthtrinidad at 10pm. A post shared by DowntownLA.com (@downtown_la) on Jun 29, 2018 at 11:06pm PDT

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City Snaps

Lower downtown walking tour #LODO #dairyalley #downtowndenver #unionstation #streetfacades #historicstreets A post shared by @ catown04 on May 1, 2018 at 11:18am PDT

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On the Merits of Roundabouts

I grew up in Orange, California, a city that decided to forgo the traditional town square in favor of a circle. The Orange Circle is a two-lane roundabout surrounding a park and a fountain that was funded, I kid you not, back in 1886 through local bake sales. Every teenager in town learned to drive […]

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Transforming Vacant Lots into Public Spaces

One thing we heard loud and clear at our planning open house for The Loop was the desire for more public space. I heard Gertrude Stein paraphrased a number of times as people joked, “There is no there there.” Public spaces are taken for granted in a downtown area, where parks and squares are common threads in […]

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Street Fight

If you hear a voice that says that you can’t transform a street, by all means transform that street, and that voice will be silenced. — Janette Sadik-Khan (@JSadikKhan) February 28, 2017

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What Pokemon Go Can Tell Us About Our Cities

By now, we’ve all read the articles about the Pokemon Go phenomenon— it’s better than Fitbit at getting people moving, people’s legs hurt because they are walking so much, and everyone from retailers to Hillary Clinton is learning how to take advantage of the crowds of people out and about hunting Pokemon. If you’re one […]

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