Category Archives: Growth
CARS, Cars, and more cars?
Cars have enabled most of what we enjoy today. They have given us far greater mobility than ever before and to do it in great comfort and convenience. But cars have created their on problems of traffic congestion, air pollution, and greenhouse gases. The drawbacks are starting to outweigh its benefits. Continue reading
Jobs, Housing, and Carless Urban Villages
Traffic is becoming a more prominent topic in many areas as a result of growth… Prior to the car towns were compact and centralized with a business and retail core surrounded by streets of houses. That core also had some amount of housing above the stores, what we now call mixed-use… City planners have returned to the fundamentals of how we did it before the advent of the affordable car and putting a modern spin on it… So planners came up with the idea of smaller walkable communities called Urban Villages. They are small very high density, compact, completely walkable, thus urbanized, villages designed as mixed-use communities… Continue reading