Archive for Green Living

Neighborhood Impressions

Think about your childhood, your college years, your first apartment…your first love. Of course people make the memory but wouldn’t you say the “place”…the neighborhood in which these hings occurred is integral to your experience and memories? That warm sense of “place” is a vital aspect of new urbanism that for me resonates most with

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Supporting New Urbanism and the Question of Moving

So let’s say you live in one of those cul-de-sacs that are such a no-no in the new urbanism movement. Does that mean you have to consider moving to practice what you preach as a new urbanism convert? Of course not. While a McMansion on a cul-de-sac doesn’t appeal to me anyhow, personally I would

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3-Minute Video about New Urbanism

New urbanism is one of those concepts that can be difficult to grasp. It’s a term that’s not part of our daily conversation, yet its meaning is very much a part of what most people engage in every day. As someone who considers herself a black urbanist I think new urbanism is of increasing significance

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A New Generation Coming of Age

The 2008 U.S. Presidential election was the first opportunity my teen daughter had to exercise her right to vote.  She had been accompanying me to the voting booth since she was a toddler.  It was important for me to take her so that she could see me taking seriously my own to right to vote.

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Tough Economy Threatens Growth of New Urban Shopping Centers

After decades of dealing with the blandness of indoor mall shopping, new urban developers found a way to bring the joy of city sidewalk shopping and strolling to the suburbs with the creation of “new urban shopping centers.” Now further development of these shopping oases is being threatened because of the crumbling status of our

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Top 10 New Urbanism Communities – Submit Now

If you’re a builder, developer, marketer, resident or other interested person or group representing a new urbanism community in the United States or Canada, and you’d like your community to be considered for inclusion in the annual New Urban Mom Top 10 New Urbanism Communities list, please provide the following information by July 22, 2008:

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Squirrel Man’s Wife

My husband is following me on my journey to being green in our new urbanism community, but he is no treehugger…yet. That’s why I was excited (at least initially) with his developing interest in our “wild life.” I don’t know if it has to do with hitting the big “40” (a little while ago) but

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Podcast Show #4 – Hot Tips for Green Living & Business Growth

Not quite sure how to adopt green living behaviors into your life? You’ll want to listen to today’s show for the introductory green living primer – a short and easy overview of some practices you can start making a part of your regular routine. And for business owners: Growing your business 10 helpful tips. Share

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New Urban Mom Entrepreneurs

I’d like you to meet Carrie Lauth (pictured here). Carrie is a natural living specialist and host of the popular internet radio program, Natural Moms Talk Radio. I posted about Carrie today because she’s written an exceptional business guide that I think many new urban moms will appreciate, especially if you’re thinking about becoming an

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