This is an excerpt from Otium Issue 01. To read the full issue, click here. This lecture is also available in video form here.
A note f..
This is an excerpt from Otium Issue 02. To read the full issue, click here.
A Note from the Editor:
In Lecture 01, Doug divides ..
Presented by Paul Knight, DCAI President, at the Atlanta City Studio on November 1, 2016, to a packed room full of urbanists. Covers stree..
The grid has been used continuously throughout the world as a development pattern since Hippodamus first used it in Piraeus, Greece, in th..
There is no great city in the world that isn’t made up of a highly connected network of streets. In fact this is the first thing that all ..
In 1926 the United States created a legal precedent for zoning our cities, through the decision in the Euclid v. Ambler case. This was fur..
This presentation was delivered at the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix, AZ, by Paul Knight and David Green on April 4.
David Green at TEDxPeachtree
The size of a block is an interesting issue because it has a significant impact on both the internal workings of the block itself (the abi..
For 2500 years, at least, we have been planning cities that are incredibly sustainable. Since the very first cities were planned (up unti..
A short three-minute video that introduces our institute and includes a short clip of Doug’s legendary course History of Urban Form.
The street plan has always been regarded as the foundation of all city planning.F.L. Olmsted
The ubiquitous grid can be found across the United States. From small farming towns to mega-cities, from Hawaii to Alaska, the exact same ..
During the Great American Grid Debate at CNU 21, Kevin Klinkenberg and I sparred valiantly together to defend the grid’s honor against our..
I have heard many criticisms about the grid plan–It’s boring, It’s unnatural, et cetera. Having happily visited and lived within gridded t..