October 16, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

12 Policies to Boost Innovation, Resilience & Prosperity in Cities

(RECAP: When citizens and governments plan a city together, a more shareable city is possible. Increased innovation, resilience and prosperity can follow.)

Making Parking Earn its Keep

(RECAP: Valid concerns about congestion, overflow and the impact the increase in residential traffic brings have made downtown parking a hot topic--one that warrants a closer look into what’s happening in parking garages when no one’s around.)

Dialing-in your zoning to fit your community

(RECAP: Conventional zoning is very difficult to adjust to the realities of a community. In fact, it’s adjusted too often and in ways that don’t improve it. So why keep something that’s difficult to adjust when form-based codes (FBC) exist?)

Scrapped public transport bus converted into chic living space

(RECAP: With thousands of public transportation buses going out of circulation annually worldwide, this could be an efficient and stylish way to re-use them.)

Opinion: Why We Can’t Ignore College-Based Senior Cohousing

(RECAP: The connection between campus improvement and retirees may seem distant from one another, but in reality they have a lot in common.)

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