To create vibrant, sustainable urban areas, we must first understand what happens naturally when people congregate in cities — innate, unprompted interactions of urban dwellers with each other and their surrounding urban and physical environment. This new book provides compelling vignettes from everyday life to illustrate examples of spontaneous and thriving urban communities.Learn More:
This new resource focuses on several concepts key to creating sustainable transit-oriented development in Connecticut: community and placemaking, mixed-income housing, complete streets, parking, green infrastructure, and energy. The toolkit also contains descriptions of concepts, techniques, and resources relevant to Connecticut’s communities, but also applicable throughout the nation.Learn More:
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New Partners for Smart Growth
February 13-15, 2014
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