Archive for May 2011

New Urban Tips for House Hunting Season

On the web there are thousands of websites and documents promising insight on how to buy a new home, but not many resources on how to select a new urban home. So I thought I would put together some quick tips for the new urban house hunter on the move. #1 Location You’ve heard it

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Widening the Conversation

A few weeks back as I was reading my regular blogs and articles, I came a across an article that was sort of like the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was another whine about why new urbanism needs to be shelved. I wasn’t surprised to learn that the article was  written by someone

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A Residential Choice Your Body will Love

The Toronto Star reported that the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation recently did a survey examining the activity level of residents in new urbanist communities and found that the new urbanist resident bikes and/or walks 2.5 times more than residents in conventional developments. Well that’s really no surprise . If you provide residents with walking

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New Urbanism and the Inflexibility Myth

Randy Bright argues in the Tulsa Beacon that new urbanism is basically too inflexible and too surburban for its own good. The criticism around inflexibility is rooted in the notion that there are all these cumbersome rules regarding the look, feel and requirements for communities that want to be included in the new urbanism fold.

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