Author: Deborah Myerson

Deborah Myerson

Deborah Myerson is Executive Director at South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities (SCIHO) in Bloomington, Indiana.

Complete Streets: Neighborhoods for Everyone

Strides toward streets that welcome walkers and cyclists, as well as cars By Deborah Myerson A stroll to the local grocery store to get milk and bread, chatting with neighbors along the way. A leafy bike lane separated from car traffic makes it easy to commute to work. Rather than the old-school model of simply […]


Good Design at Any Scale

More options emerge to put form-based codes within reach A walkable, bike-friendly neighborhood with a harmonious blend of single-family homes, duplexes, and small-scale multifamily apartments. A lively mixed-use corridor with attractive retail storefronts facing trees, landscaping, and benches to create an appealing streetscape. These are just some of the outcomes that advocates of form-based codes […]


Yes, In My Backyard

Localities and States Push for Wider Acceptance of Accessory Dwelling Units


Connecting Community and Culture: A Decade of Creative Placemaking

A Creative Happy Hour in Bloomington, Minnesota, hosts activities ranging from live salsa music and dance instruction, free hot chocolate and dessert table, to an interactive 3D mural. In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the monthly downtown “On Tap” series promoted by Creative Los Alamos engages participants over food and drinks in discussion of topics in […]