On-street parking takes up a lot of room in our cities. Parking reforms can change that -- but what will we do with all the extra space?
Here's a photo essay on how off-street parking minimums shape our neighborhoods and architecture.
More and more people are finding that living in smaller spaces -- backyard cottages and tiny houses -- leaves room for a larger life. Here are some of their stories.
Ever try to maneuver a baby stroller onto a bus, along with a diaper bag, toys, blanket, groceries -- oh, and your little bundle of joy? It’s not easy. Here’s one mom’s story -- and some suggestions for making transit more family-friendly.
Sunnyside Piazza.Photo: Daniel Etra Cross-posted from Sightline Daily. What if all it took to build better neighborhoods was a little paint? Walking in southeast Portland, I once stumbled on a horizontal rendition of a sunflower, painted curb to curb on the intersection of Southeast 33rd and Yamhill. Sunnyside Piazza, it is called, which may seem a bit much for a splash of color on asphalt, but in person, it seemed fitting. This whimsical design, interrupting the functional but monotonous gray of Portland’s street grid, felt like a somewhere. It seemed like a place deserving a name. It even felt like a “piazza.” …