Authors & Contributions
Mariela Alfonzo

Mariela Alfonzo

Mariela has a Ph.D; is the founder of State of Place™; president of Urban Imprint; and a fellow at NYU-Poly, focusing on rapid urbanization, walkability, and health in China.
Winter walkers featured

Build It and They Might Come: Why the Path to a Vibrant City is Not Merely Walkable

It’s no secret that I’m an avid proponent of “good” urban design, walkability, and dynamic cities. I’ve bemoaned the lack of those elements in my hometown (Miami) loudly and repeatedly (see my rant about the bright blue Public Storage building at the corner of my mom’s block). So the fact that ever more planners, government officials,… Read more »