Walk, for a healthier you and healthier city!
"Since the invention of the car, modern towns have been built with automobiles at their center. But we’re now paying the price—and that extends to equity...The challenge now is on working out whether it’s possible to retrofit car-centric cities for a population on foot, or two wheels" a move, difficult not impossible.
Read more here: https://qz.com/1421323/for-the-good-of-all-humankind-make-your-city-more-walkable/?fbclid=IwAR3HO64MnjtWH9qyenmJwEHWg_Th7cyXEekLX5iJ69W6jSY71Hmlj-ugxFI
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Putting down roots.
I spent two Saturdays recently planting street trees with my neighbors. Street trees help to create more natural and human scale spaces, and also reduce traffic speeds by enclosing the roadway.
Working with the City of Tacoma’s Grit City Tree program, we received 22 free trees for our neighborhood.
We targeted one intersection with 15 trees-which is located along a bike boulevard and designated walking route for students, because roads are public spaces and should be safe for people too. .
1. Elgin Street
2. Caine Road
3-4. Robinson Road
5. Castle Peak Road (Yuen Long)
Presented here are 4 of Hong Kong’s takes on high density mixed use neighbourhoods. Which would you prefer?
Elgin Street depicts the vision of traditional neighbourhood design from Jane Jacobs- narrow, walkable streets, good restaurants, bars, corner stores (okay, fine. It’s a convenience store, Duany Plater-Zybek will have my head for this. They also have street parking on alternating sides of the road and street trees, which ultimately force cars to drive slowly in this highly vibrant neighbourhood- especially fitting when we factor in the level crossing for the central mid-levels escalator system. I also love the non-existent building offset, so pedestrians and occupants are always connected to the action.
Robinson Road is slightly calmer, with a handful of shops-bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores, cafes and restaurants. There are bus services, though better transit options are within walking distance thanks to the escalators.
Caine Road spreads out a little more- partly because its a major street that supports about 10 bus routes through the mid-levels and the Western District. Here, you still see a ton of mixed-use development. Sidewalks are wide, but the street for the most part still feels enclosed, admittedly more so than Robinson Road (this is arguably a good thing). Castle Peak Road feeds into one of Hong Kong’s newer neighbourhoods, where we see both high density mixed use development paired with transit, but also massive streets. There are residential developments built along it, and they do benefit from a wide range of bus, light rail and train rapid transit services to the city centre, and China. A drawback of this is of course the noise and the emissions from the traffic that passes by.
Perched atop Tech Hill, Alloy is about as versatile a development as you can get. Live, work, live and work, have an income producing short term rental... There's also a heated lap pool, a community center, and walking trail. My favorite part? Bongo Java is opening a location on the property ☕️, and rumor has it a restaurant or brewery will be occupying one of the buildings as well. With skyline views and a ten minute commute to Downtown, you won't want to miss Alloy in your Nashville condo search. Listed by @thecitylivinggroup @village_tn.
Welcome home to this charming one-story home! It features open living from the great room to the kitchen provides excellent space for entertaining. Plus enjoy outdoor living directly off the dining area on the covered side porch! See listing: http://bit.ly/6420MeetingStreet #NortonCommonsLife
We are ready for some holiday shopping at @nortoncommonsky ! With the most possible shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is more than enough time to find the perfect something for everyone on your list. We look forward to seeing you out and about in our community Click the link in our bio to learn more! #NortonCommonsLife
Steps away from all NoDa has to offer...
White Picket Fence
Full 2nd Living Quarters
Large Fenced Back Yard
Run Don’t Walk 🏃♂️🏃♀️
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What an amazing evening! Thank you @dilworth_tasting_room for allowing me to host such a fun and festive Client Appreciation night! You guys are impeccable! Thank you to my dear clients - those who could make it to the party and those who couldn’t - for making my “job” so meaningful and fulfilling. ❤️🏡❤️ Also couldn’t have done it without @savvyandcompany, @amytritt , @julie_tambussi, and @susan_eliz! 😘. Amazing photos credited to the talented @samvargas_images ❤️📸
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Our Sales Center will be hosting a food drive to help stock the food pantry at Frayser Elementary as well as other school that may be in need. Please drop off non-perishable items to the Sales Center Office Monday through Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 1:00p-5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-5:00pm. #NortonCommonsLife
Estudos apontam que as melhores cidades para se viver são as que são mais caminháveis. Quanto mais as cidades são amigáveis com seus pedestres - caminhabilidade -, mais viva elas se tornam. Um projeto nosso que ilustra bem esse tema que virou uma importante pauta nos últimos anos é o Urbanismo Caminhável, que realizamos no centro de Jundiaí, interior de São Paulo. Juntamente com a secretaria de planejamento e meio ambiente da Prefeitura de Jundiaí, o projeto teve uma fase de análise e diagnóstico e posteriormente indicou ações de curto, médio e longo prazo para melhorar a caminhabilidade do centro. As ações foram testadas e experimentadas através de intervenções temporárias nos espaços públicos, como os parklets. O Urbanismo Caminhavel contou com participação da população em suas várias etapas de desenvolvimento.
Um conteiner instalado na praça da Igreja Matriz, no qual as pessoas podiam se informar, opinar e participar das ações, servia de referência e sede para as muitas oficinas realizadas. Para fazer urbanismo para pessoas é fundamental que se tenha contato com elas!