Charles R. Wolfe

Charles R. Wolfe

5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.

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The Dynamic Potential of Urbanism Without Effort

Before applying any prescription, we need to first isolate spontaneous and latent examples of successful urban land use.

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9 Lessons From Iceland for Building Better Places

Colorful buildings, monuments that blend, and exciting waterfronts.

What the Urban Coyote Can Teach Us About Nature in Cities

The challenge of reprogramming our urban spaces.

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What We Can Learn About Walkability From Looking at Pictures

Images of Seattle and Barcelona offer fresh insight into the way pedestrians interact with the built environment.

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Picturing 10 Urban Qualities Every City Should Have

Wood-framed storefronts, natural-seeming water features, commercial porches and more.

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The Quest to Make Regulatory Reform Work in Seattle

The city's downtown redevelopment may be receiving plaudits, but there's still more work to be done.

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Telling a City's Story Through Sound

New efforts to document soundscapes, past and present.

The Sandwich Board Makes a Comeback

Often banned by municipalities for safety reasons, simple A-frame sidewalk signs should be allowed to return, within reason.

What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

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What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.

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What an Old British Cartoon Can Teach Us About Urbanism

A World War II era case for walkable communities

Defining a 'Meaningful' Space

Sometimes just using your eyeballs is the best place to start

Six Urbanist Themes for 2012

From Twitter to "third places," here are some innovative urban ideas that aren't going away

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An Urbanist's 2012 Calendar

Perspectives from the year that was and a frame for the year ahead

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A Tall Building Bible

Author Kate Ascher offers a remarkably plain-language reexamination of modern skyscrapers

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Advice for Urbanists, Circa 400 B.C.

Fifteen of the most quotable ideas about cities, as told by the likes of Plato, Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Reinventing Cities With Zip Lines

A handful of mountain towns in Italy look to zip lining to bring in tourists and bolster their economy

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Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?

A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future