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North Carolina Developments

Charlotte area The Towers at Mattie Rose will feature a woonerf, a European-style shared street concept. This is a small development just outside downtown featuring interesting designs.  (I located the article 12/16/16, but it’s dated 4/15/16).  Here is the location … Continue reading

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Tue 7/5/16

San Francisco, Calif.–Geary Blvd., of which Kunstler says, “Geary Boulevard is one of the more remarkably depressing thoroughfares in urban America, considering that the city is among the top five most expensive places to live in the USA.”  I went … Continue reading

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Colorado Developments

Sterling Ranch–a new master-planned (garden) community under development about 30 miles southwest of Denver.  Article about it in Planetizen dated 6/26/16 (with an emphasis on diversity).

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Thu 5/5/16

Tysons Corner, Va.–Here is a WashPo article from late last year on five large upcoming developments.  This is roughly the area that will become a new town center adjacent to the Greensboro Metro station. 2. The Boro (first phase) The … Continue reading

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Thu 3/6/14

Newington, Va.–Starting just off the beltway, here is where it looks somewhat like the industrial part of Newington, NH.  Another sign of suburbia:  public storage.  Nice townhomes, right off Telegraph Rd, in the “Village of Mount Air”, built in the mid-80s.  Nearby is Tiddle … Continue reading

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Fri 11/29/13

Liege, Belgium–3rd largest city in Belgium, considered the economic capitol of Wallonia. Here is the view from the top of a road, looking down (left) and at an interesting park (right).  Here is the view from the top of the … Continue reading

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Fri 8/2/13

New York, NY–8 Spruce St. a k a ‘New York by Gehry’, the highest residential tower in the western hemisphere at 76 stories and 870 feet.  It’s got some strange twists.  Here’s an article about the “Stratospherians” who choose to … Continue reading

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