May 31, 2013

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

Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store

(RECAP: Titled “Special Education,” the section includes 72 applications for the iPhone and 13 applications for the iPad in 10 categories.)

What's Missing from City Plans? Everything That Matters, Says Economist

(RECAP: Economist Carl Schramm argues that "the practice of city planning has escaped reality." He indicts planners, and the plans that cities produce, for ignoring the economic imperatives that constitute a successful city.)

Capacity Building Grants

(RECAP: The Community Foundation’s (CTF) Capacity Building grants support opportunities to build infrastructure for a strong and sustainable community of nonprofit organizations. Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed quarterly (at the end of February, May, August and November) by TCF’s Distributions Committee.)

Successional Urbanism: An Interview with Andrés Duany

(RECAP: Architect and town planner Galina Tachieva sits down with New Urbanism innovator Andrés Duany to discuss lean urbanism, successional urbanism and the Transect, the orthodoxy of the small block.)

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