Tag Archives for " urban design "

Aug 19

Welcome to your (badly designed) world

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

I have long maintained that architects have all but abandoned urban design to people who are uniquely unqualified to do that job–urban planners, and traffic engineers, as well as local, state and provincial politicians, ministries, departments and boards who oversee them. If you want to create built forms and the public room that they all […]

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Jan 06

Approval of Coach Houses Opens the Way to Better Urban Design

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Green for Real , Ideas , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Urban Economics

(This article first appeared in OBJ,  https://obj.ca/article/opinion-coach-houses-open-door-better-urban-planning-ottawa.) As OBJ readers may already know, the city of Ottawa recently changed its bylaws to permit construction of coach houses on many existing residential lots. This is part of a worldwide effort to densify and intensify existing urban areas to make them more interesting, more diverse, and more […]

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