Category Archives: Repairing Sprawl

Un-Sprawling Brevard Pt 2: Walkable Villages


Barry Watkins, 15 Apr 2017 We live in sprawlville. People die here. http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/05/child-bicycle-struck/100082066/ But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can un-sprawl! The sprawl development pattern has been the default way of building things for decades in the … Continue reading

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Un-Sprawling Brevard – Part 1: Small Blocks


by Barry Watkins, Feb 18, 2017 Smart Growth America’s most recent “Dangerous by Design” report ranks Brevard county as the #2 most dangerous place for pedestrians in the entire US!! Here’s an article with some of the highlights: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/01/report-brevard-county-ranked-no-2-in-the-nation-for-most-hazardous-area-for-pedestrians/ Is … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Codes!


Transformations like in the above picture are what Walkable Brevard is working for around here. Good coding in our county and all of our cities will transform sprawl places into walkable and livable places. It’s all about the codes! Anyone … Continue reading

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Urban Sprawl: Get Fat, Stay Poor, And Die In Car Crashes


http://m.fastcompany.com/3028661/slicker-city/urban-sprawl-get-fat-stay-poor-and-die-in-car-crashes

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The Father of the Shopping Mall


The father of the US shopping mall hated his creation! http://sprawlnation.tumblr.com/post/124381332321/the-father-of-the-american-shopping-mall-hated #RealEstate

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Walkable Villages in Cocoa Beach


Here’s what it might look like to divide Cocoa Beach into walkable villages. Each village could be sized as a 10min walk (1/2mi) from edge to center. We could create 6 or 7 villages all up and down A1A. #CocoaBeach … Continue reading

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Barriers to Walking #1


This plaza could be a great walking destination, but there are many barriers to walking there!… #CocoaBeach #A1A http://t.co/xXB8ijGhe1

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