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The Golden Triangle of Great Urbanism

If there is one important technique to understand when it comes to great urbanism, it’s the golden triangle. This condition, when properly configured, cuts across all cultures and architectural styles. 626 more words

Placemaking

Shanghai Tower opens this year

NPR reports on the planned opening of Shanghai Tower later this year. They report that the only building in the world that is taller is Burj Khalifa in Dubai. 314 more words

Cities

Lessons from Portland - Comox Mall Redevelopment

Its Friday afternoon and my phones are turned off. Most of the weeks work is done, or at least all the fires are under control, and I feel like being provocative. 318 more words

Comox Valley Sustainability Strategy

Minor Change to D.C. Height Act Advances in House

WASHINGTON — A House committee has approved a minor change to the century-old law that bans skyscrapers in the nation’s capital.

The bill that was sent to the House floor Wednesday would allow occupancy of penthouses that are currently permitted only to house mechanical equipment. 109 more words

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Congress Hears Testimony on D.C. Height Restrictions

Updated: Monday, Dec. 2 at 12:13 p.m.
Posted: Monday, Dec. 2 at 6:52 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican says he doesn’t want to write off any changes to the law restricting building heights in Washington “and let it go to sleep for another 100 years.” 120 more words

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Public Meetings Set on D.C. Building Height Limits

WASHINGTON — Federal and District of Columbia officials are holding a series of public meetings on potential changes to the building height restrictions in the nation’s capital. 120 more words

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Money Isn't Everything

On Saturday I co-hosted with former Santa Monica Mayor Mike Feinstein a forum to discuss whether Santa Monica should relax the limitations on building height that it enacted in the ’80s. 750 more words