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American Planners and Parking

By Dom Nozzi

December 13, 2005

I emailed an important chapter of Donald Shoup’s highly influential and important The Cost of Free Parking to a number of colleagues in late 2005. 801 more words

Quality Of Life

The Enormous Irony: City and County Planners Are Increasingly the Biggest Obstacles to Beneficial Community Change

By Dom Nozzi

May 24, 2009

Wouldn’t it make sense that town planners employed by local government were the leading advocates for quality of life improvements in communities? 497 more words

Sprawl, Suburbia

Could Insects Be the Best City Planners?

After all, nature has had a pretty long time to put different ideas to the test and find out what works. Biomimicry, the practice of emulating patterns and strategies from nature to solve human challenges has already led to many ingenious product designs, but many more discoveries have been made recently that lend some lessons to the city scale. 13 more words


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “City Planners.”

“If you could clone one element from another city you’ve visited — a building, a cultural institution, a common street food, etc.

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