articles and posts

A collection of articles and blog posts related to alley development, planning, and activation.

2017 Hoodline: City Advances Plans To Revitalize Lower Polk’s Austin Alley

2017 The Sheboygan Press: Transforming Sheboygan Public Spaces with Creativity

2017 Oregon Business: Community Groups, Developers, Bring Alleys out of the Shadows

2017 CBS: A Marraige of Art and Science in Hamilton’s Most Famous Alley

2017 Portland Monthly: 4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now, featuring The Alleys of the Future

2017 CBC: Edmonton – Metis Artist Destiny Swiderski Transforms Back Alley into an Award-Winning ‘Connector’

2017 CBC: Vancouver to Revive Hogan’s Alley With Help of American Architect

2017 The Star: Malaysia – Back Lanes to the Fore in Penang

2017 Petosky News: Community Begins Visioning Process for the Future of Charlevoix’s Alleys

2017 The Witchita Eagle: Gallery Alley Adding Energy to Witchita’s Cultural Scene

2017 The Mercury News: Palo Alto – Art Installations to Disrupt, Activate Dead Spaces Downtown

2017 Places for Everyone: Canada’s Pinnacle of Placemaking, Mole Hill

2017 Places for Everyone: Milwaukee’s Black Cat Alley

2016 CBC: Toronto explores laneway homes as a solution to the housing crunch

2016 The Age: Laneways get green makeover in $1.3m push for growth areas in Melbourne’s CBD

2016 Seattle Times: Woonerf? It means pedestrians, bikers and SLU developer win

2016 Next City: Vancouver is making vibrant public spaces out of back alleys

2016 Xplore Sydney: Top 5 Hidden CBD Laneways

2016 Dallas Morning News: City Hall Blog, Green Alleys

2016 Times Free Press: Four downtown Chattanooga alleys transformed into works of art

2016 Hoodline: Hayes Valley Neighbors Take On The Challenge Of Activating ‘Living Alleys’

2016 Escape: 10 Hidden Alleyways To See in Tokyo

2015 Governing Magazine feature: Cities Give Alleys New Life

2015 880 Cities: The Doable Cities Reader Chapter 2: Hidden Assets PDF

2015 The Seattle Times: Seattle’s Alleys getting a Facelift

2015 The Denver Post: LoDo developers to “activate” alley into a Denver dining and retail destination

2014 Issue Media Group feature: Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

2014 The Urban Developer: Laneway Culture Takes Off Across Australia

2014 Canin Associates: What in the World is a Woonerf?

2014 The Huffington Post: 5 Urban Alley Reinventions That Are Changing The Look And Feel Of American Cities

Untapped Cities: Montreal’s Ruelles Vertes: Green Alleyways Help the Environment and Create a Sense of Community

2013 The New York Times: Where Share the Road is Taken Literally

2013 The Huffington Post Canada: Laneway Homes As Vancouver Housing Solution

2013 Urban Farmer: Edible Plantings at Mole Hill in Vancouver BC

2013 Oak Park: Oak Park Secures $760,000 Green Infrastructure Grant

2012 Inhabitat: David Hill and In Situ Studios Propose Gorgeous Affordable Alley Homes in Raleigh

2012 Cities The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning: Green Alley Programs: Planning for a sustainable urban infrastructure?

2012 City Lab: Why Alleys Deserve more Attention

2012 Culture Map: Alley Flat Initiative fits small, green homes into unexpected places

2011 Grist: Right up your alley: the hidden housing trend

2010 UTNews: Collaboration Between School of Architecture and City of Austin Addresses Sustainability, Affordable Housing and Urban Sprawl

2009 Kaid Benfield Archive: Vancouver BC Gets Creative With Density