Archive for April 2011

Telecommuting, New Urbanism and What’s in it for Me?

You know that question-phrase “what’s in it for me”? While it’s a selfish sounding question it’s usually asked when trying to ensure that an initiative intended for some audience will really grab their attention. If that intended audience can’t figure out how your great product, service, initiative, etc. will benefit them, they’re not likely to

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A Suburb’s Reinvention

Shaken by statistics I’d read from the Brookings Institute about the increase in suburban poverty I wrote an article offering my take on addressing the issue and submitted it to the Congress for the New Urbanism which should be published soon as a guest blog post on their website.¬† Then a few days later in

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How New Urbanism Benefits You

The term “new urbanism” isn’t a term widely used in our daily conversations and that’s probably because it’s not widely¬† understood…but it should be. New urbanism is a movement that can get urban designers all excited, but few others and that’s unfortunate. New urbanism has a direct impact on the quality of our lives and

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New Urbanism and Politics

In an effort to control urban sprawl and reduce dependency on our cars, our large urban center has put in place plans to improve transit in far flung corners of the city’s east and west suburban regions. For a quick overview of this issue, see this video from the Toronto Star’s urban design features writer,

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