August 7, 2013

Beyond Bricks & Sticks

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

Three Strategies for Refueling Abandoned Gas Stations

(RECAP: In terms of the sustainable city’s built environment and local land use decisions, gas stations couldn’t play a more central role.)

Postwar neighborhoods are key to suburban revitalization

(RECAP: The nation has a huge quantity of “Leave it to Beaver” neighborhoods from the postwar housing boom that are ripe for changes that will make them more walkable and appealing to new generations of residents.)

Nonprofit Advocacy is EASY

(RECAP: How easy is it? Well, the highly paid professionals don’t want this to get out, but it is so easy that even a first grader can do it!)

The Rise of Virtual Retirement Villages

(RECAP: The notion of virtual retirement communities, known as “villages,” started with one group of seniors in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston in 2001. Today, there are more than 100 villages in nearly 40 states.)

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