Category Archives: News & Reviews

“The Placemaking Handbook”

“This book should be mandatory reading for anyone entrusted with the design of outdoor public space.” Download the Review (PDF)

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Thank you, Mr. Godschalk

    DAVID GODSCHALK reviewed Street Design in the current Urban Land magazine, A revolution in street design is unfolding across America…. Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns is the revolution’s handbook. Its promise is clear: invest in … Continue reading

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Street Design in the Berkshire Record

The Berkshire Record only puts their front page online, so here is a copy of their recent article about the two streets in Great Barrington, Massachusetts that are discussed in Street Design. Click on either of the images below to … Continue reading

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WSJ: “An American Renaissance Gem”

“An American Renaissance Gem, How an industrialist and his unlikely team built a Miami marvel” The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2006; Page P13 Book review by John Massengale Vizcaya, An American Villa and Its Makers By Witold Rybczynski and … Continue reading

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WSJ: “Building for Beauty”

“Building for Beauty” The Wall Street Journal November 18, 2006; Page P11 By John Massengale The Architecture of Happiness By Alain de Botton Pantheon, 280 pages, $25 CLOSE to halfway through The Architecture of Happiness, populist philosophe Alain de Botton … Continue reading

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Muschamp on Ground Zero: It’s Houston, And We Have A Problem

THE MAIN ENTRANCE to the 911 Memorial Museum looks like the exit from a cineplex in a suburban shopping mall. It is unworthy of New York and a sad commentary on how little we achieved at Ground Zero after a … Continue reading

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