Monthly Archives: November 2018

Traffic Congestion and Parking

 By Dom Nozzi June 30, 2014 An essential ingredient for a healthy city is to be compact (not sprawled), and able to leverage “agglomeration economies.” Because a healthy city ALSO provides for the full range of lifestyle choices (rather than … Continue reading

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The Growth Ponzi Scheme

  By Dom Nozzi October 15, 2016 In Charles Marohn’s 2012 book, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns, we find a five-part essay about how suburban growth is an unsustainable Ponzi Scheme. New suburban development initially costs little for local government, … Continue reading

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Do People Inevitably Ruin Pleasant Places?

By Dom Nozzi May 22, 2016 Do humans inevitably ruin pleasant places? I hear this proclamation often from a good friend. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Making cars happy by fighting against traffic congestion and fighting for … Continue reading

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Oversizing Our Community

By Dom Nozzi January 29, 2016 The first task of the urbanist is to control (horizontal) size. American cities have utterly failed to do that. Either America has too few urbanists who understand that, or too rarely listen to the … Continue reading

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What Are the Obstacles to Making Our Streets Safer?

By Dom Nozzi July 1, 2016 There have been a great many traffic injuries and deaths in the Boulder area in recent weeks. This is a terrible tragedy and tracks what is happening nationally. If we are to call ourselves … Continue reading

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Human Scale in Urban Design

By Dom Nozzi March 11, 2013 As I often point out, reducing sizes of spaces is one our most essential tasks (at least in the walkable town centers of our city), which means I regularly want to refer to the … Continue reading

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Is It a Good Idea to Build Walkable Developments in Greenfields?

And Will a Strong Plan and Strong Elected Officials Be Sufficient? By Dom Nozzi August 2, 2000 I think as a culture, we need to make sprawling, poorly-located projects and happy cars the Great Satan, the Number One Moral Evil. … Continue reading

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The Consensus on Making Cars Happy

By Dom Nozzi For the past century, Americans have been nearly single-mindedly focused on making it easy and cheap to drive a car everywhere imaginable. An unforeseen consequence is that doing so has now made it nearly impossible to travel … Continue reading

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