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By Lance Hosey / On May 29th, 2013

Design, declared Nobel economist Herbert Simon, means "changing existing situations into better ones." Wonderful, but who decides what's "better"?

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By Jason Leppig / On February 8th, 2013

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By Admin / On December 17th, 2012

Lance Hosey, author of ...

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By Admin, Jason Leppig / On June 25th, 2012

This week's pick is from Senior Editor, Heather Boyer. From Heather:

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By Admin / On June 22nd, 2012

Can beauty save the planet? Yes, if we are as smart about how things look as we are about how they work, believes architect and designer Lance Hosey, author of The Shape of...

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By Admin / On June 21st, 2012

Lance Hosey is President and CEO of GreenBlue and author of The Shape of Green. Island Press:  ...

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By Lance Hosey / On May 15th, 2012

On May 4, at the Living Futures conference in Portland, I had the great pleasure of hearing a keynote by the uproarious Carol Sanford.

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By Admin / On October 25th, 2011

Inspired by the recent popular discontent expressed so colorfully on Wall Street, I offer this proposal: Occupy Sprawl!

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By Admin / On September 26th, 2011

Scale is fundamental to urban design. If you get it right, and achieve a well-proportioned space between buildings, you have a sound basis to build upon. Even if the architecture is far from perfect, the public realm you create can be decent and...

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By Galina Tachieva / On September 19th, 2011

As of late, the mortgage interest deduction (MID), a tax break many Americans have become accustomed to, has become the focus of much debate and controversy. It first became the subject of heated discussion when President Obama’s debt commission...

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