Urban Design

illustration by Paul HoffmanThese articles and postings look at different ways in which design and our visual environment can shape the character of our cities and towns.

Available to Order & Download — Our Reprint Collection: Design & Aesthetics (19 articles)

Continue to older articles & posts — or return to newer ones — where you see the green buttons at the bottom of the page.

What's Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

What’s Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

Community planners and economic development professionals are increasingly identifying communities’ signature elements, including location specific historic and related sites, as well as businesses and institutions that are part of the “creative economy.”