Invest in your health and your community! Sign up today for the Mt Laurel Farm's CSA program and get ready to enjoy the freshest, most local produce around! Find more info on the blog! #linkinbio#townofmtlaurel @mtlaurelfarm
Where there is art, there is culture. 🎨 🌎
Whether it be volunteering, contributing, or creating, participation in growing localism is up to each and every one of us!
Check out link in bio for a peek into the colorful world of Historic St. Andrews' artist coop, Floriopolis!
Come on in and stay a while. We love a great front porch and Seaside has some great ones. We had the privilege of working with @brianstackable of @sm_designgroup on this home. And FYI... those chairs on the porch are super comfy (and beautiful)
Today's #FunFactFriday expands on a previous topic of "Housing Variety" (see old link below) by talking about Courtyard Housing! Nestled throughout New Town, clusters of houses can be found huddled around a common space or #PocketPark . These homes don't face a street, but instead place emphasis on the pedestrian through the use of sidewalks, walkways or paths. Many of these courtyards can be found within a five minute walk to the town center allowing the density to fit its transect code. The courtyards help promote a sense of community by having the large porches face the Pocket Park and each other. While the civic greens might not be the biggest in town, they provide ample space for a mini soccer game or for an impromptu picnic with friends or neighbors! Vehicular access can be found in the alleys in the back allowing for uninterrupted moments of family fun! If you are interested in checking some of our courtyards out in person, they can be found off of N. and S. Mester St., Hempstead Place, Canal St., Reed Crossing St., E. Arpent St., and Banner St. Check them out ... when it's warmer! Stay warm and safe tonight! #NewTownLiving#ItsHappeningStC#CourtyardLiving#MissingMiddle#NewUrbanism
**Housing Variety Post from 1/27/2017: https://www.facebook.com/NewTownStC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154963598751575
It's rare as a college student to immerse oneself into learning opportunities outside of the classroom, but immensely thought provoking and so dang applicable to one's community when initiated. The #newurbanism film festival shedded light on the #socioenvironmental intersection in relation to concepts such as #gentrification , #sprawl , and the housing crisis. Empowering and enlightening are the main words coming to mind. Uplifting the people uplifts the environment. Uplifting the environment uplifts the people. Cyclical nature
Thank you Wealthy theater, Congress for New Urbanism, and the Inner City Christian Federation
Tonight! The Grand Rapids' New Urbanism Film Festival is back. Last year's inaugural event was a great success and this second installment is sure to be even better. Join ICCF & the Congress for New Urbanism as we screen some award-winning films including the highly anticipated feature-length documentary "Priced Out." If conversations around urban planning, community building, gentrification, and/or city-living fascinate you, this is an evening you will not want to miss. Tickets & info on our website. #newurbanism#community#communitybuilding#gentrification#filmfestival#film#documentary
🌎 We are so excited to share the news that @crosstownconcourse has qualified as the world's largest LEED Platinum Building for Historic Adaptive Reuse! 🌍 "Through extensive research regarding Crosstown Concourse's size and scope, we believe this correctly qualifies the title as the largest historic adaptive reuse LEED Building Desing + Construction Platinum project in the world," said LRK'S Tony Pellicciotti. (Read more by clicking the link in our bio.)
This Thursday! The Grand Rapids' New Urbanism Film Festival is back. Last year's inaugural event was a great success and this second installment is sure to be even better. Join ICCF & the Congress for New Urbanism as we screen some award-winning films including the highly anticipated feature-length documentary "Priced Out." If conversations around urban planning, community building, gentrification, and/or city-living fascinate you, this is an evening you will not want to miss. Tickets & info on our website. #newurbanism#community#communitybuilding#gentrification#filmfestival#film#documentary
The Sprawl Repair Tool, Sprawl Retrofit. Sprawl Retrofitting would normally be of much more common practice in aging suburbs if the zoning laws were not so strict. Post-war America saw a rising population boom and economic growth. With the advent of the automobile, urban planners wanted to build car friendly suburbs. Consequently, this created unplanned urban growth and rejected the rules of building a community since the dawn of man, making human life not man driven, but car driven. The social effects can be summarized as this. Lack of density and human interaction, mans' mental state greatly changed. -LF
For more information watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lD7VqQbrEw
It goes in depth with the problems of bad/strict zoning laws and sprawls social effects.