Archive for March 2009

Freelancing a Proactive Move in this Tough Economy

As the media continues to profile people across the country affected by layoffs, the housing slump and overall financial strain, there is something you can do to feel other than helpless. If you’ve got a business skill that is in demand in this market, think about offering your services as a freelancer.  Graphic designers, blog/website

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Why “New Urban Mom”

Image via Wikipedia I thought some clarification was needed about this site.  It’s called “New Urban Mom” because that’s the perspective I share.  I live in a “new urban” community (one that subscribes to new urbanism principles) and I happen to be a mom. But this is not a site just for moms, it’s for

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Religion and the Urban Renaissance

The urban renaissance began in the early 80’s with the rise of new urbanism.  We’ve been “reinventing” our cities for over 20 years.  But it wasn’t until the Green Movement took hold that other key segments of the community, like the church, decided to fly the new urbanism flag. . New urbanism has for so

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The First Ladies of Sustainability

Sustainability is part of the foundational thinking behind new urbanism.  Building communities, businesses, products, and processes to last requires that a number of environmental and social considerations be made before action is taken. In this post I’m going to introduce you to some of the ‘First Ladies” of sustainability that I bumped into “online” who

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