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Development and Historic Urban Neighborhoods

Everyone complains about the design of urban infill. It looks the same. It tastes the same. It smells the same. We should want development that is respectful of the character of the community, but is expressive of who we are as a community now, not 100 years ago. 

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What I learned at the National Main Street Conference 2016

Cities are social forms more than built forms. I was reminded about the importance of connecting places for the pedestrian, creating short blocks, activating dead spaces or buildings with limited activity at the street levels and the opportunity represented in side streets and alleys. Making projects led by place and not the project.

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