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Making a “Visible” Difference

…Institute in Washington, DC. McMahon is a frequent speaker at conferences on planning and land development. Over the past 21 years, we’ve been pleased to have published more than two dozen articles by McMahon in…

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Barriers to Better Development

…Development and Process Costs 4. Financing by Formula 5. Proposing High Density Without Amenity 6. Public Infrastructure Subsidies 7. Low Expectations Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land…

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Density Without High-Rises?

…back. Today, high energy prices, smart growth, new urbanism, infill development, transit-oriented development, and sustainability concerns are all coalescing to foster more compact, mixed-use, walkable, higher density development. End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one…

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Green Enhances Growth

…of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and is a Senior Resident Fellow…

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Design Matters

…more a community comes to resemble everyplace else, the less reason there is to visit. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues…

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Bicyclists and Pedestrians Belong!

…majority of those voters who do not ride bikes expressed support for federal funding of bicycle projects. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land…

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Road Design: A Turn Ahead

…community character and environmental resources. … End of excerpt Ed McMahon is one of the country’s most incisive analysts of planning and land use issues and trends. He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable…