All posts tagged microcities

Greek philosopher Plato thought the ideal polis had 5,000 inhabitants. A city that size is way too small in our times, but that cap on population had a reason: it allowed for participation, so that every citizen could have a measurable contribution to the polis. So how can we achieve this in bigger cities? Read more
Real estate trends, urban planning theorists, and architects in North America are coming to the realization that more and more young people - Generation Y - and even their soon-to-be-empty nest parents, want a smaller home. And not just anywhere, they want it in a walkable community. Read more