Tag archives for Phoenix

Event-o-Rama: 12 Must-Dos in March

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March…

Aglow for the Holidays in the Southwest

Urban Insider Annie Fitzsimmons waxes nostalgic for the festive illuminaria traditions in the American Southwest.

Spring Break Arizona, Part 2: Off the Beaten Path

There’s an axiom our family tries to live by when traveling that makes perfectly good sense in theory, but is often hard to stick to: “Less is More.” The idea is to spend more time in one location rather than rushing around from place to place trying to see and do it all. When adhered…

Last-Minute Spring Break Idea: Arizona, Part 1

If you haven’t yet finalized your family’s spring break plans, chances are you might not be going to that beach resort, theme park, or cruise ship you’ve been contemplating for months now. Unless you don’t mind paying the big bucks to book last-minute deals to popular family destinations like Florida, the Caribbean, or California, you…

Bringing Meaning to Urban Design

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IT caught up with urban designer Ron Fleming at a recent APA symposium on green planning. We spoke with him about the subject of his latest book The Art of Placemaking, which discusses the importance of public art in creating meaningful destinations and homes. What is the art of placemaking? Placemaking is a way of…