Staff Writer

Health and Wellness by Design

Wellness and food are two topics that have trended well over the last few years. Millennials are concerned about their health and what they are putting into their bodies. We have all seen the shift the food industry has taken to meet the needs of the wellness-minded consumer. The biggest […]

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Public Spaces and Place Making

Places have character, just like people. Like people, they are affected by both human and natural forces. And also like people, they can change over time. The goal is to change for the better. Enter the deliberate practice of Placemaking. Placemaking is “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of […]

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Walkability, Sustainability, and Going Places

Picture a bustling environmentally friendly neighborhood that has grown into an urban oasis for its residents. The community has tree-lined roads, active bike lanes, and sidewalks that go throughout the area. There are several local businesses, parks, and open urban spaces that set this neighborhood apart. It’s the trendy area […]

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Redlining and The Struggles of Wealth Creation

Institutionalized racism is both overt and covert, and one of the ways it has been practiced for many years in the U.S. is through a system called “redlining.” Redlining is the “systematic denial of various services to residents of specific, often racially associated, neighborhoods or communities, either directly or through the selective […]

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A New Generation of Thinkers and Doers

When you think of the concept of a community the idea is to establish stability and provide support to all the lost souls who wander within it. A community is a home first then gradually becomes a sense of identity for residents. You’re able to connect individuals to a particular […]

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Kids at Play

The sounds I enjoy hearing while residing in an urban neighborhood is the sound of children playing outside my door. It brings a smile to my face as children run and laugh up the sidewalks in my courtyard. It’s the noise I’ll settle for any night rather than hearing yelling […]

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