Richard Register

FREE FALL COLLAPSE If we enter a free fall collapse — which has happened to many head-strong societies in the past — our disappearing act...

Joshua David

BUILDING SOMETHING GREAT I think that a lot of community-based organizations often get their starts trying to stop something from happening. There was a degree...

Michael E. Arth

FOLLOW OUR HEARTS Yes, we know: Arth has neither money nor experience,…But keep this in mind: The guy pretty much single-handedly converted a DeLand drug...

Dr. Yunsheng-Su

WE HAD TO PUT THINGS INTO PRACTICE If you live in the country and have two hours to drive to the office, you have less...

Dr. Geeta Mehta

CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITIES The power of creativity in communities already exists, and we just need to develop systems to nurture it.  Learn More FOUNDER OF...

Robert Ouellette

OUR CHOICE In 100 years we will either live in a much more refined world with cities so beautiful they cannot be imagined, or we will...

David T. Downey

INTERNATIONAL DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION The International Downtown Association strives to help downtown communities become more livable urban centers. Learn More PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE INTERNATIONAL...

Ismael Fernandez Mejia

URBANIZATION PHENOMENON AND IMAGINATIVE TOOLS The planning profession is designing and planning cities as if the world was still in the past two centuries, when...

Professor Dr. Milica Bajic Brkovic

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNERS The International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) is a global association of experienced professional planners. It...

Professor Dr. Carlo F. Ratti

FOCUSED ON HUMANS RATHER THAN ON TECHNOLOGY I strongly believe in a city in which technologies are at the service of people, we prefer to...

Professor Dr. Nikos Angelos Salingaros

INTRIGUING THINKING Surely no voice is more thought-provoking than that of this intriguing, perhaps historically important, new thinker? — HRH Prince Charles , an influential...

Dr. Alfonso Vegara Gomez

DRAMATIC CITIES TRANSFORMATION Never in the history of humanity (has) the level of transformation of cities around the world has been so dramatic than at...

Paolo Saturnini

THEY ENRICH OUR CIVILIZATION, ENRICH OUR TIME, AND ENRICH OUR CITIES I don’t want to sacrifice humanity for speed. It’s all about well-being for all...

Professor Emeritus Dr. Ray Oldenburg

PEOPLE ARE NOT WIDELY KNOWN TO ONE ANOTHER In the absence of informal public life, living becomes more expensive. Where the means and facilities for...

Professor Dr. Jan Gehl

CITIES SHOULD TREAT ITS INHABITANTS BETTER THAN THEIR CARS I have graduated from architecture school in 1960. That was the all-time lowest point in city...

Professor Jaime Lerner

FOR MANY THINGS, WE HAD NO BUDGET You have to keep things simple, and just start working. You have a lot of complexity-sellers in this...