General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Placemakers

I recently discovered a really cool podcast called Placemakers. It’s put on by Slate.com, and has a very NPR feel to it. The focus of the series is about the places we live. It’s about the spaces we inhabit, and how we inhabit them. The very first episode that I listened to was about the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Suburban density

The city that I live in recently sent out some surveys for residents to fill out about issues and concerns that people have with the city. Many of the questions dealt with streets and getting around walking and by bike. I was really pleased to see that there is some attention being paid to this […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

It’s about community

My wife and I had very different experiences growing up, at least when it came to where we lived. She grew up in a small town of a couple thousand people in a rural part of the state, and I grew up in the heart of a metropolitan area. She grew up with a corn […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Subrubia

It’s no secret that I often struggle with notions of urbanism and suburbia. I’ve talked even recently about the issues of suburbs that weren’t meant for foot traffic. This past week my wife shared a TED talk that she found about the lack of centralized public spaces in most suburbs. I made the comment after […]

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