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Out-of-place place #2: Rural-urban patchiness

Sometime in September 2013, I was having dinner at the Brickhouse. At the bar while enjoying my food, I heard a couple speak to each other in Spanish. 467 more words

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Out-of-place place # 1: Downtown Springfield

This week we are reading an article I think is relevant to us environmental land-use planners, “Landscapes out of order…“by Mattias Qviström. It brings up some topics that are recurrent in our course: scale mismatches between development and environmental policies, spatial planning gone wrong in part because of little understanding of local land use history, and, more generally, the idea that land use and environmental  planning are usually disconnected from current uses and local needs. 568 more words

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