Monthly Archives: December 2013

THE CURE FOR THE AVERAGE COMMERCIAL STRIP


From the B.A. Watkins Blog, originally posted 5/17/2013 by Barry Watkins Ugh, Mile after mile of suburban nastiness!  Boring strip mall after strip mall along our clogged area commercial streets.  Some of these strip malls are vacant, some of them … Continue reading

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Repairing Villages, Towns, and Cities


Image from The Sprawl Repair Manual by Galina Tachieva Most of the developed areas in our county are what I would call homogenous, low density, car-dominated sprawl.  Repairing all of this is really important.  We all know that sprawl basically … Continue reading

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Repairing Sprawl Neighborhoods


Looking further into this whole “sprawl repair” thing… To repair sprawl neighborhoods we want to compare what exists now with the ideal of the complete, compact, and connected walkable neighborhood.  We look for the things that don’t match up and … Continue reading

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