Our country features such overgrown parking lots because urban planners thought they were smarter than property owners and developers. The ego-centric belief that government do-gooders are more wise than the actual people who must pay for the property dates to midcentury. From a 1954 American Planning Association publication: The shopper wants a space he can […]
Zachary Evans is an architect and partner at Kelty Tappy Design, Inc., a Fort Wayne, Indiana, architecture, planning, and urban design firm. A graduate of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, he holds professional architectural registrations in Indiana and Ohio and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He […]
We’re back! Well, by “we,” I mean “me,” Jon Swerens, proprietor of this place called The Good City. I’ve let this project lay fallow for far too long. So you can be on the lookout for some fresh stories and commentary very soon. In the meantime, you can befriend or like The Good City over […]
Starting today, The Good City is a part of The Streetsblog Network, which is The national blog network for sustainable transport, smart growth and livable streets. Articles from this blog are now being fed into a national blog network, along with perhaps hundreds of other local blogs around the country. I’m thankful for the potential […]
I’ve begun updating the Resources Page with a bunch of other books. Leave a comment with other suggestions I may have missed!
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Hello! If you’re here because of being invited at the “Longing for the City” talk Wednesday night, welcome! I’ll post lists of recommended books and resources on this Web site as time permits. Plus, if you have recommendations, please leave a comment here. Thanks for coming!
I keep finding links and stories that I want to share, and then I think to myself, “Oh, that’s right. I’m on hiatus.” So, TGC is back! But what have I been doing? jonswerens.com I’ve been working on my own personal Web site, www.jonswerens.com, for quite a while now. Coming soon there: Some video of […]
Where have I been? Well, I’ve been the same place you have been: Looking at this blog, wondering where the next post will come from. I’ve spent most of the past week thinking about the focus of this blog, and I’ve decided to follow what readers have been most interested in — local commentary and […]
What does it cost to live in your neighborhood? The Spaulding brothers give us a great introduction to a cool online tool: The Housing and Transportation Index. As they say, be sure to click the Advanced link at the top left to get more details. Complete Streets bill now in both House and Senate The […]