Tag Archives: walkability

Google Earth and Architecture

I recently came across the brief synopsis of a book titled Distributed Urbanism. The synopsis briefly discussed the author’s interest in how cities and technology are changing and how architects are responding. This quickly brought to mind many experiences while … Continue reading

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Ski Town Urbanism

Steamboat Springs is entering the fray of mixed-use development and downtown condominium housing. As the Steamboat Pilot reports, 56 units were built in two new developments, and many realtors targeted second-homeowners for the development. They were surprised, however, to find … Continue reading

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Economic Benefits of Walkability and Transit

In addition to the social, experiential and public benefits of walkable and transit-oriented cities, there are also many economic benefits to be considered. An article published in the New York Times in January of 2010 reported that some real estate … Continue reading

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People-centered Urbanism

If cities are not built for people, then what for? Alex Steffen’s article “Deep Walkability” points out the importance of a walkable and people-oriented city. He defines “deep walkability” as “the quality of having a feast of options available when … Continue reading

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