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Questions to consider

As I wonder about how we will grow as we come out of the Great Recession, I wonder who is right.  Many will tell you that the suburbs and exurbs are dead because intown areas of large metro cities are experiencing … Continue reading

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THANK YOU

I just wanted to say “thank you” to everyone that supported me, voted for me, and helped me on my campaign for Monroe City Council.  Although I did not win the position, it was close and I thoroughly enjoyed the race.  … Continue reading

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2007 Monroe Market Analysis

Below is a pdf of the market analysis performed in the 2007 Livable Centers Initiative study.  There is great information in here that can be utilized to help promote downtown and all of Monroe.  You can find information on the … Continue reading

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Is Suburban Development inherently bad?

My question is an honest one.  This subject of New Urbanism v/s Suburbanism seems to be as polarizing as the Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D. C.  In all of my experience the loudest voices seems to come from the … Continue reading

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Why do we like New Urbanism projects?

For me this is easy to say but harder to describe.  I just like the way a properly planned New Urbanism project feels better than the way a typical suburban project feels.  The descriptive words that I can use to … Continue reading

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Why did we get the post war development?

Why did we get the type of development that occured after WWII?  There are theories that say our zoning that created seperation of land uses created it.  There are theories that the automobile and our reliance on it created it.  I … Continue reading

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Success

One of Wikipedia’s definitions of success is “achievment of an objective/goal. So if we want to know if a project is succesful whether it be New Urbanism or Suburbanism, we have to define first what the object/goal is.  My observation … Continue reading

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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? Share this:FacebookEmail

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