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Encouraging Neighborhood-Friendly, Residential Infill Development

Encouraging Neighborhood-Friendly, Residential Infill Development

May 31, 2018 by Steve Butler
Category: Development Types

Residential infill development can be used as an approach for communities experiencing a moderate/high rate of residential development or those looking to create a diversity of housing options for all income levels. This blog post looks at options ranging from ADU's to cottage housing and more. 

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Tactical Urbanism: Applying a Big City Placemaking Technique to Smaller Communities

Tactical Urbanism: Applying a Big City Placemaking Technique to Smaller Communities

February 4, 2016 by Josh Mahar
Category: Development Types

Tactical urbanism offers cities and towns of all sizes a way of testing out and engaging their communities in new placemaking techniques, without requiring major capital investments.

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The Greening of Main Street

The Greening of Main Street

June 16, 2014 by Carol Tobin
Category: Development Types

There is increasing evidence that green development on main streets and in downtowns has a positive influence on urban vitality. A 2014 report heightened interest in sustainable, green development on older main streets as well as in developing downtowns.

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New Chapters in People-Centered Placemaking

New Chapters in People-Centered Placemaking

December 6, 2013 by Sue Enger
Category: Development Types

Notions about the importance of placemaking to the quality of community life are not new. The virtues of special spaces/gathering places were championed by no lesser luminaries than Jane Jacobs, Kevin Lynch, and...

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Healthy Corner Stores - Past and Present

Healthy Corner Stores - Past and Present

March 25, 2013
Category: Development Types

In the first half of the 20th century, the corner “Mom and Pop” grocery store and the neighborhood pharmacy were common fixtures in communities across the U.S. The neighborhood store was a...

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