Joe Burgum

336 Added | 15 Magazines | 3 Likes | 3 Following | 49 Followers | @josephburgum | Fargo native. Founding Student at the @ExpInstitute. Apprenticing with @NBBJdesign. Curious about Urban Design and what communities can build.

More Accurate Bicycle Counter Could Give Complete Streets Advocates a Boost

In 2013, the League of American Bicyclists released a report, “Where We Ride: An Analysis of Bicycling in American Cities,” which gleaned insight …


A Danish company creates the best playgrounds the world has ever seen

1/<p>Many of MONSTRUM's playgrounds have an aquatic theme. Children can climb into the gut of this 15-meter-long Blue Whale that's beached in Plikta …

Language Learning

Growing Communities Together

What most neighborhood activists don't understand about real estate development

Germany Unveils the First Section of a 62-Mile Bicycle Superhighway

Cyclists in Germany are getting their own form of the Autobahn. The country has recently opened the first five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 100 kilometers (62 miles). This special four-meter-wide (13 feet) path differs from a traditional bike …


El Papagayo, Córdoba, Argentina

Measuring just two and a half metres wide and 32 metres long, the newest restaurant in the city of Córdoba is literally located in a passageway, tucked between two buildings. Originally formed in 1870, the gloomy alley has been re-shaped by Argentine architect Ernesto Bedmar – head of …


Radar Speed Detector

Turn a Hot Wheels toy into a versatileradar gun.<p>I was browsing through a department store one day, in search of a gift for my 8-year-old daughter, when I came across Mattel’s Hot Wheels Radar Gun ($30). The box said that this toy could clock the speeds of not only miniature Hot Wheels cars, but …


Minnesota millennials are stoking revival of ancient Nordic tradition of a cleansing sauna

The heat is on in the 612. In the 651, as well, all thanks to the 358.<p>358 is the area code for Finland, home of the Nordic practice of sauna. Now, a …

Nicollet Mall

The Musicant Group

Front Yard Placemaking Toolkit<br>For more information and to sign up for the toolkit, ​check out the project page<p>Musicant Group on Instagram<br>Follow us …

Drinking a Dash of Vinegar: 9 Shrub Recipes for the Summer

We're talking all things preservation this week, so while you're readying a batch of pickled vegetables why not mix a little of that vinegar into …

Cocktail 101: More Complex Shrub Syrups

Last year, I described the shrub syrup, and presented a recipe for making shrubs at home. At the time, I was working with simple shrub syrups, consisting of fruit, sugar, and vinegar. These are always delicious, but they can be a little one-note. Today, I'm going to complicate things a little, by …

Infuse: Oil, Spirit, Water

Authors Eric Prum and Josh Williams’ passion for infusing oils, spirits and waters began one summer nearly a decade ago when the two first made …

Cocktail 101: How to Make Shrub Syrups

Whether raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, or gooseberry, berries seem to fly through our local market, gone before you even know to miss them. I decided last year to preserve them for my future pleasure.<p>Now, this ain't Home Canning 101, so there'll be no jams, jellies, or marmalades here. I'm a …

Culinate Apps

At Culinate we make the apps we want for ourselves: Apps that challenge assumptions about what an app can be, that break new ground in the kitchen, …


The City Shaped: Joseph Minicozzi at TEDxAsheville


Urban3: The Value of Downtown

Ho Chi Minh City

Guiding hand in Worcester

Worcester, Mass., (<p>The city of Worcester, Mass., has adopted a set of design guidelines for developers and business owners seeking …

Rhode Island

American Makeover Episode 2: SEASIDE, THE CITY OF IDEAS


L.A. will add bike and bus lanes, cut car lanes in sweeping policy shift

Over the decades, Los Angeles has bulldozed homes, paved through tranquil canyons, toppled countless trees and even flattened some hillsides, all in the name of keeping automobile traffic flowing as fast as possible.<p>On Tuesday, city leaders decided to slow things down.<p>They endorsed a sweeping …

Seattle’s alleys getting a face-lift

Forget the trash pickup: Canton Alley had different plans on a recent Tuesday night.<p>Dozens gathered in the narrow Chinatown passage to hear author …

Urban Design

U of M designers say put a ‘lid’ over I-35W

A computer-generated diagram illustrates how public space on a “lid” over Interstate 35W and a new district around that space could reunite …

Max Musicant - Strong Towns National Gathering Attendee Presentation


Woonerf? It means pedestrians, bikers and SLU developer win

What’s a woonerf? That’s what Seattle City Council members needed to know Monday before approving a South Lake Union real-estate development …

Urban Design

Nectar | Seattle on Twitter: "we ❤️ our neighborhood. #fremont"