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Entries by Frank Gruber from 07/2009

Searching for a Fourth Urbanism, Part 2: Wherein I Find One and Describe it

| Posted 07.01.2009 | Style

The developments in these three cities are based on maximizing and capturing the economic value of city real estate. They all represent intensification of uses.

In Search of a Fourth Urbanism Part 3; Wherein I Name One

| Posted 07.09.2009 | Healthy Living

I wrote about three places where I have seen Cityism occurring -- Vancouver, Barcelona, and my own city of Santa Monica -- but there are many other cities where Cityism is taking place.

A Fourth Urbanism, Part 4: More on the "Why" of Cityism

| Posted 07.15.2009 | Healthy Living

Because the rebuilding of cities is so important, the effort to do so, if that effort is based on recognizable principles, deserves recognition as something special.

Searching for a Fourth Urbanism, Part 5: Cityism and Parking

| Posted 07.23.2009 | Healthy Living

Cityism is differentiated by a commitment to join high density and intensity of uses with a congenial urban landscape, and this requires heroic efforts to deal with parking.

A Fourth Urbanism, Part 6: Limitations on Urbanism

| Posted 07.31.2009 | Politics

Bad schools and even the perception of disorder drive people from the city more effectively than bad urban form, and keeping people in the city is more important than the form the city takes.