The Fight to Save a Small-Town Bridge: Reflections on Infrastructure, Placemaking, and Community Engagement

By Ruby Brinkerhoff Sometimes an old bridge is just that. An old bridge. Nothing much to talk about, often beneath our feet and our wheels, but rarely the object of direct attention, let alone debate. Tucked away in the Delaware Valley, nestled between two sides of the Delaware River, the Milanville Bridge has connected New York and Pennsylvania since its original construction date in 1902. … Continue reading The Fight to Save a Small-Town Bridge: Reflections on Infrastructure, Placemaking, and Community Engagement

Creative and Sustainable Living in Berlin

This article originally appeared in Transition Magazine, a project created by students taking the Burch Field Research Seminar in Spain and Germany. “I have lots of friends here and it is only a 500 meter walk to school. It’s great living with people who all support each other.” Berlin, Germany-In 2010, eight friends joined together with a common vision. They wanted to live together and create a place … Continue reading Creative and Sustainable Living in Berlin