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Architectural Styles

The different architectural styles introduced in the previous Thoughts have developed and evolved over time because of many different reasons: local material availability, availability...

Historic Preservation

Preserving the existing built environment is an important consideration in all new development.  This applies most obviously to historic buildings, but also includes many...

History of a Place

We must first understand the history of a place before we can successfully change it with new development. Once we understand how and why...

Transportation and Land Use

Transportation, the movement of people and goods from one place to another, perhaps more than anything else today shapes our built environment. Think of...

Street Vitality 1

One of the most important aspects of successful “streetscapes” is the amount of activity, diversity, and resulting energy that occurs outside of buildings, usually...

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