Archive for September 2008

Show 15 – The Community Builder

What qualifies a community to be on the New Urban Mom Top Ten Communities List? A commitment to building or redeveloping neighborhoods that will nurture a real sense of community. That’s not an easy concept to explain and that’s why we’re thrilled to have on this week’s show the builder responsible for the New Urban

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The Commuting Problem

The case for urban living: Even though we know that long commutes increase pollution and have a lousy impact on one’s quality of life, it is still a reality of life for millions of people who simply don’t live close to their place of employment. In my town this continues to be a challenge that

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At the Root of it all – Education

Well there is no argument that re-shaping our communities to be places where we can work, live and play is a fantastic movement taking foot in our country.  But there is still one important component of community life that needs to be more consistently addressed…for all our sakes. That component is public education. It’s wonderful

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Show 14 – Career and Business Advice for Moms

Do you want your children to follow in your entrepreneurial footsteps? Better yet, do you dream of them taking your business to the next level? If you’re not entrepreneurial are you itching to find a way to get back into your career or into a new career? If any of the above apply to you

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Community Organizers Shape our World for the Better

Well we’re in the heat of a U.S. election battle and while this isn’t a political website, this is a site that champions the power of community.  So I take great exception to  slams against community organizers.  Sen. Barack Obama’s background as a “community organizer” was maligned during the Republican convention. Whether you support Sen.

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New Urbanism comes to Hollywood…Florida

The town of Hollywood, Florida is just about ready to approve the construction of an “urban village” that will cost upwards of $500 million. This ought to have some impact on efforts to curb urban sprawl by keeping/attracting residents to more urbanized areas of this region. Even though this Florida development is described as the

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Community Stars – The 2008 Top Ten List

Are you finally ready to bite the bullet, back up your plans with action and move your family into a community that really supports green living? If so, help is at your fingertips. Our New Urban Mom Top Ten New Urban Communities List for Fall 2008 is HERE! In this list you’ll see pictures and

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