South Main: Adaptive, Flexible, Resilient

In the year that I have been away from South Main, many changes have been made. New homes have been completed, attached live/work units have meticulously been constructed, other first floors uses have been activated with a mix of retail, furniture sales, attorney offices and art galleries. It is rapidly taking an organic form that will, at full build out, rival neo-traditional neighborhoods across the country.

The Allure of Residential Park Frontage

The allure of the residence fronting on to a park setting has been a popular planning methodology over the past 20 years.  Often, homes with a quality park setting are the first to sell in a neighborhood. These residences have their place in the market and in a neighborhood that values pedestrian safety and socialContinue reading “The Allure of Residential Park Frontage”

Landscape Urbanism vs. New Urbanism: Review of the Discussion at CNU 19

This past Saturday evening, I attended a much-anticipated discussion about landscape urbanism, sometimes referred to as ecological urbanism, at the annual Congress organized by the CNU in Madison, Wisconsin.