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Cuba: Permaculture, Urban Agriculture, and Building Sustainable Walkable Communities

The Power of Community documentary below, from CommunitySolution.org and PowerOfCommunity.org, shows how thousands of Cubans have been trained in and are participating in organic urban agriculture and building strong, local, sustainable, walkable communities. 48 more words

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Population Growth: To Build Up, or to Build Out

Population Growth

According to a Pew Research Center population report, world population is expected to exceed 9.5 billion people by 2050. This presents global and local challenges. 630 more words

Urban Planning

kickstART Your Weekend with Some Good Reads: Parking, Transit, and a Renovated Theater in Farmington Hills

We highlight here some great articles we’ve read this week dealing with art, creative placemaking, and building great communities. You’re sure to find some inspiration to make your life and our community even better! 200 more words

Citizen Corner Store Cafe

The citizen corner store is a work in progress.  I am inviting readers to follow along.  At this moment this blog is one of millions started every day.   366 more words

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It’s Time to Love the Bus

Come on, America. London has done the koolest thing ever .  I know MARTA is financially strapped, but now, I really have transit envy!

London has  unveiled.their new Routemaster bus  – the Mayor describes it as “nostalgia” meets “latest technology”.The fuel-efficient bus will be quieter than its diesel-run predecessor and.lots and lots of glass so you feel like you are on the tour bus, on vacation – not being shuttled in a mobile box. 497 more words

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EYA Wins Gold

EYA recently received the 2015 National Housing Quality (NHQ) Gold Award by Professional Builder Magazine. EYA earned a top honor for its total quality management, which included dynamic systems for collecting customer feedback and strong commitment for improving and focusing on urban infill developments. 82 more words

Walkable communities may prevent childhood obesity

A recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives conclude that walkable communities may excess weight gain in children.

The researchers state. “overall, built environment characteristics that may increase walkability were associated with lower BMI… 47 more words

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