Tag Archives | streetscape

Where’s the Beef?

I had occasion to act like a real American this week and spend several hours driving a car (on World Car Free Day no less) and visit Real ‘Merica (heck yeah!) in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (how’s that for foreign, you guys? Would you like more parentheticals?). One thing I love about visiting a new city […]

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Can We Have Quieter Food Trucks Please?

I like food trucks. I’m usually too cheap to spend $10 on food truck food, but that doesn’t matter because they do a great job at enlivening our public spaces. Food trucks mean more people outside, occupying formerly empty spots in the streetscape. Plus, I’m told they offer good food. And with all the brick-and-mortar […]

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Chart of the Day: Walkscore vs. Streetscape Quality

Via Jeff Speck’s twitter, here’s a chart from a recent report titled “Painting the Picture: the validity of Walk Score in addressing subjective urban design qualities in the built environment“, which analyzes whether or not Walkscore does an adequate job of actually capturing the elements that make for a high quality pedestrian experience. Here’s one of the charts, comparing “design score” […]

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The Nicollet Mall Redesign and the Failure of Planning

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities The biggest impediment to improving Nicollet Mall is not the aesthetic of the street, but the buildings themselves and their poor frontages. This fact is apparently lost […]

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