Five of my most popular posts on Phoenix.
To renew our cities, we have to build on what they are, not what they aren’t.
A year ago, I shared my initial observations on CityScape Phoenix. At the time I wasn’t impressed. A year later, it impresses me even less.
How can we make the most of these developments and tilt them from quasi-urban to mostly urban?
Instead of enhancing places for residents who already embrace urbanism, quasi-urban developments are aimed at luring suburbanites simply to spend money.
We need to start creating neighborhoods that build authentic places that are intimately related, interconnected and interdependent.
I was invited to take part in ASU’s Barrett’s Urban Experience, a 4-day intensive introduction to downtown Phoenix for Barrett Honors College freshmen
In Phoenix’s desperate attempt to attract suburban tourists downtown, the city is morphing downtown into a suburb itself.
Rising from the empty lots south of Roosevelt Row, Bioscience High School is an exciting addition to downtown Phoenix.
The After Hours building is the only example of a small-scale, multi-use infill development around Downtown Phoenix.