Harry Potter and the City of Gold

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Jun 172008
 
Harry Potter and the City of Gold

The release of a Harry Potter prequel this week has created a spell on me, so I ponder: What does J.K. Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series tell us about urban form, and what might that form look like? By 2010 we’ll know, as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter comes to life with hamlet, forest, […]

The Wildflower Wars

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May 152008
 

A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for the master-planned communities that spread like invasive weeds along the edges of urban areas across the West. How are the wildflower wars being waged, and why is it important to have natural yards in cities, anyway? Here’s my take: http://americancity.org/daily/entry/834/