Posts Tagged ‘ Urban Planning ’

Quote of the Day

November 3, 2016
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"You can measure the health of a town by the vitality and energy of its streets and public open space." - William H. Whyte

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Doris Day Parking & The High Cost of Free Parking

October 12, 2016
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What is Doris Day Parking?  You'll have to watch the first few minutes of this video to find out! Transportation & Parking from Julie Campoli on Vimeo.Parking Rock Star (&UCLA economist) Donald Shoup on the High Cost of Free Parking

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Land Use Tax Implications Post 2

September 29, 2016
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This is a follow up to the last post.  This videos a bit longer and provides more detail - gotta love the power of maps:

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Land Use – Implications for Taxpayers

September 29, 2016
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"What we consistently find is that municipalities and their counties perform better when they invest their dollars in walkable mixed-use development patterns instead of other forms of development like sprawl." - Joe MInicozziPlanning 101This video conv...

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The Economic Value of Walkability: New Evidence

September 2, 2016
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The Economic Value of Walkability: New Evidence

The real estate industry widely uses Walk Score as a measure of a community's walkability.  Many people want the health, social, and environmental benefits of living in communities in which common tasks can be easily accomplished without...

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Agriculture is the New Golf

May 18, 2016
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Agriculture is the New Golf

Agriculture is the New Golf: Rethinking Suburban Communitiesby Allison ArieffThere is new movement to plan suburban communities around farms instead of golf courses. Can it catch on?It has often been observed that suburbia is a place where th...

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A Tale of Two Planners: Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses

May 5, 2016
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A Tale of Two Planners: Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses

Click here for this concise by insightful article by Lauren Walser for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.The article highlights two very different approaches to city planning, one was top-down and closed-door, the other inclusive and embraci...

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How Urban Parks are Bringing Nature Closer to Home

March 10, 2016
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How Urban Parks are Bringing Nature Closer to Home

This article from National Geographic on Urban Parks is a feast for the eyes - enjoy.Photos of Mary Hayes Barber Holmes Park - photos courtesy of David Blevins or Paul Horne (Needless to say, the professional looking ones are David's!)rights reserved

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Economic Benefits of Parks, Trails & Open Space

January 7, 2016
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Economic Benefits of Parks, Trails & Open Space

ECONOMIC BENEFITS of TRAILSHosted by AmericanTrails.orgNot only do open spaces, recreation areas, and walkable neighborhoods strongly influence how active people are, they provide fiscal benefits to municipal governments as well as nearby resident...

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Creating Healthy Human Habitats

November 20, 2015
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Here's a brilliant video on creating healthy human habitats:Insights on how to create built environments where humans can thrive.  

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The Urban Planning of Burning Man

August 27, 2015
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The Urban Planning of Burning Man

Burning Man "needed urban design because it's a city" says founder Larry Harvey.  This fascinating article, and beautiful slide show, courtesy of dezeen magazine details how relative order evolved from anarchy at the Burning Man Festival. Aro...

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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2015-02-06 11:11:00

February 6, 2015
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A follow up the Best Bike Infrastructure post of a few days ago:

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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

February 2, 2015
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The Best in Bike Infrastructure

For the bike and transportation nerds - you know you're out there - a few impressive photo galleries from the Guardian:Bike infrastructure eye candy: The best cycling infrastructure in cities around the world Architectural bike eye candy: Architec...

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What is a livable community, anyway?

January 8, 2015
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What is a livable community, anyway?

A great article from Better Cities & Towns follows.  It asks the important question that I've had for years, namely, "where is my jet-pack?" Parks, an intelligent approach to economic development, and conscious urban planning are all aime...

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