The Garden City Movement, born more than 100 years ago, has never really ended. It is undeniably the basis for today's New Urbanism Movement, which borrow's heavily from Ebenezer Howard's designs if not his utopian and equitable ideals. His "Garden City" employed three principle magnets -- town, country and town-country. Read more from the Lost Village Book at http://www.neoretroism.com/neoretroism-the-books/
#themoreyouknow 🌈 #neoretroism#books#ebenezerhoward#gardencity#realestate#development#newurbanism#country
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#urbanunderwhelmed - I drive this street everyday and live here. The @slcmayor and neighborhood had a golden opportunity to make our #neighborhood more #walkable , bikeable and safer for drivers by implementing this proposed new street design that added #bikelanes and a center turn lane.
And what did they do? Voted to keep it a four-lane, dangerous street that doesn't promote any #pedestrian or #bicycle activity. And we all know now that streets that are designed for autos first aren't as safe and don't promote walk-in business and economic activity.
@structures.of.feeling "The National Bureau of Economic Research has recently unearthed yet another example of the role of property booms in sparking deep crises of capitalism. From a study of real estate data in the 1920s, Goetzmann and Newman 'conclude that publicly issued real estate securities affected real estate construction activity in the 1920s and the breakdown in their valuation, through the mechanism of the collateral cycle, may have led to the subsequent stock market crash of 1929-30.' [...] Even more telling is the graph Goetzmann and Newman compile on tall building construction in New York City. The property booms that precede the crashes of 1929, 1973, 1987, and 2000 stand out like a pikestaff. The buildings we see around New York City, they poignantly note, represent 'more than an architectural movement; they were largely the manifestation of a widespread financial phenomenon.' [...] Clearly, property market booms and busts are inextricably intertwined with speculative financial flows, and these booms and busts have serious consequences for the macroeconomy in general, as well as all manner of externality effects upon resource depletion and environmental degradation. Furthermore, the greater the share of property markets in GDP, the more significant the connection between financing and investment in the built environment becomes as a potential source of macro crises. [...] In the United States, where housing mortgage debt is equivalent to 40 percent of GDP, it most certainly could and did generate a crisis in 2007-09."
- David Harvey (2013) "The Urban Roots of Capitalist Crises"
Our progress continues in our newest phase of New Town at St. Charles, and over the past couple of weeks we have welcomed our first Residents to the new area! Even in this heat, we've been hard at work along Suntan Drive to continue to build our dream community! We have even started the very preliminary stages of land development to the second portion of this phase! Thank you to all of our customers for their continued support!! #BuildingNewTown#NewTownLiving#ItsHappeningStC#NewUrbanism
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Our children's playground has become such a fun spot for the neighborhood kids to build friendships and confidence as they run, climb and slide! ⠀
Not to mention what a lifesaver it is for parents looking to run out some of that kid energy at the end of a long day. 😉⠀
And all within walking distance of their home!
@pinewoodforrest is on trend with Atlanta's high ranking for 'green' buildings (see link in bio) with our Green Building Program for our residences!
Our stringent green building standards ensure well-sealed and insulated homes, geothermal energy, high quality air filtration systems, and more.
Want city life that feels like living in the country? The new trend New Urbanism may be perfect for you! Check out the newest article from #greentouchhub in our bio on the benefits of restoring city living!
Martin Weber is the CFO of the Berlin based start-up @infarm, which aims to revolutionize the urban landscape. At the #meConvention this September 15–17, he plans to talk about #newurbanism . #createthenew
To connect people closer to the parklands and promote infill linking it back to the historic downtown Buena Vista created South Main, a mixed use neighborhood. The vernacular was bundled and still a bit quiet but good moves in form.
@pinewoodforrest homes are designed to encourage socialization and interaction with neighbors that goes beyond occasional hellos or borrowing a missing ingredient when cooking dinner.
See more elements of new urbanism incorporated throughout the community in the @ajcnews article. Link in our profile.
The invisible life of urban spaces: Cities are just beginning to understand the various ways that digital technology and data tools can be utilized to improve and maintain public spaces. #newurbanism#meConvention