May 22, 2013




Beyond Bricks & Sticks. A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.


Learning from success

(RECAP: Now is the opportunity for planners to respond to market/value shifts and plan the region, city, neighborhoods, blocks and lots with place-proven urban tools, which are NOT the same tools that have been building suburbia over the past 50 plus years.)
http://bettercities.net/news-opinion/blogs/howard-blackson/20156/learning-success

Creative Housing for Seniors

(RECAP: In cohousing communities, like Takoma Village in Washington, D.C., residents own their units but share a common house to socialize and enjoy meals.)
http://www.kiplinger.com/article/real-estate/T010-C022-S002-creative-housing-for-seniors.html

Quantifying the Value of Trees in Urban Areas

(RECAP: Quantifying the value of trees draws attention to and emphasizes how much better they make our cities. Evolving software called the i-Tree tool can place a dollar amount on the trees in a city to decipher their economic value.)
http://designbuildsource.com.au/quantifying-the-value-of-trees-in-urban-areas

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