Author Archives: George Baker III

About George Baker III

Commercial Real Estate agent, investor and developer.

Definition of New Urbanim & Suburbanization

Wikipedia defines New Urbanism as “an urban design movement, which promotes walkable neighborhoods that contain a range of housing and job types.  It arose in the United States in the eary 1980’s, and has gradually continued to reform many aspects … Continue reading

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Hello Again

I started this blog at the beginning of 2011 and have not kept up with the posts.  It is now late July 2011 and I am back.  This time I will keep up with the posts and hope that you … Continue reading

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Question???????

Tell me why you like New Urbanist developments?  What is it about them that makes them better?

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Should government promote Urban Development

Many will say that land use and zoning laws, along with government funding of roads and infrastructure is a mjor contributing factor to suburban sprawl.  Some of this is true, but not to the extent many will lead you to … Continue reading

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Article concerning suburban growth

See article below that brings up interesting information that is not told publicly very often.  If you are wondering who Joel Kotkin is, he wrote a recent book called “The Next Hundred Million” and a book called “The City”.  See … Continue reading

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Are New Urbanists open to opposing ideas?

I ask this question “Are New Urbanists open to opposing ideas?” because it seems as if they are not.  Please take the time to read the article at http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2011/01/30/green_building/.  This article talks about the difference in New Urbanists and a … Continue reading

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East Village Monroe

As you may have read in some of my posts, I do not always agree with what alot of the new urbanists beliefs.  I do however believe that there is a place for new urbanism.  I don’t say this lightly.  I am planning … Continue reading

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Live Work in Atlanta

I have researched the number of people that live in the two most populus counties in the State of Georgia.  These counties are Fulton and Gwinnett.  Fulton County is the county that the City of Atlanta is in.  Gwinnett County borders … Continue reading

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Mass Transit

President Obama in his 2011 State of the Union address said that this country needs more high speed rail.  Many projects today are projected to reduce emmissions and daily car usage by locating next to Transit stations.  They are called … Continue reading

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Inquiry

I would like to ask a few questions and see what type of answers we get.  What does new urbanism mean in your own words? What is the most important issue in future growth? How would you implement your most … Continue reading

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