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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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