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Density Without High-Rises?

Read an excerpt from this article below. You can download the full article by using the link at the end of the excerpt. When it comes to land development, Americans seem to dislike two things:…

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Green Infrastructure

of connections to maintaining the continent’s wildlife. By the 1960’s, U.S. ecologists had become believers in the need to create an “integrated conservation system” that protects wildlife while maintaining natural landscape processes. Both of these…

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Road Design: A Turn Ahead

everything else. In her book, The Living City, author Roberta Gratz tells the story of a small town that seeks help with repairs to an aging bridge, only to be told that repairing the bridge…

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Design Matters

tourists and their dollars. This is because the more a community does to protect and enhance its unique characteristics, whether natural or man-made, the more tourists it will attract. On the other hand, the more…

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Building Codes Get Smarter

to be brought up to new building standards if the cost of the renovation exceeded 50 percent of the structure’s value. The new Subcode has abolished this 50 percent rule and introduced other changes that…

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Green Enhances Growth

Florida, has been planting over one thousand trees per year since 1990. A Houston, Texas, based nonprofit, “Trees for Houston,” has used private donations and corporate funding to plant tens of thousands of street trees…