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Attracting the Creative Class = Investment and Competitiveness

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/montgomery-county-looks-to-get-hip/2013/02/16/2d477284-7577-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html

"This is similar to the theory of change promoted for the past decade by University of Toronto urbanist Richard Florida, who says cities can regenerate…

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Added by JoAnne Fiebe on February 20, 2013 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Interesting article on the dialog between new urbanism and typical suburbs.  I see some of the concerns raised  however i feel like if brought up in that environment the daughter would seek out the s…

Interesting article on the dialog between new urbanism and typical suburbs.  I see some of the concerns raised  however i feel like if brought up in that environment the daughter would seek out the same situation for living.  Its about raising a new generation for a new way of preferred life.  

http://www.placemakers.com/2012/12/06/incubators-of-incompetent-children/

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Added by Eric A. Pohlman on December 14, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

CAR FREE Cities- Book - what are your views of the Car?

found this cool Book on the TOD website and I wanted to know if anyone has read it or what the People on Connecting Tampa Thought about it...…

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Added by Ybor monty on November 29, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

SINK or SWIM? Coastal Cities Summit II, 5/1-3, St. Pete

THE TAMPA BAY REGION NEEDS TO START PLANNING! CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION will be key to our survival.  It's not IF, but WHEN; and PLAN now or PAY EVEN MORE later!  Both public and private interests will be impacted. Let's start to THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITIES!

If you aren't already registered for the Coastal Cities Summit II…

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Added by Dena Gross Leavengood on April 27, 2012 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

MOMA show: "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream"

MOMA show: "Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream" includes a project/study of Temple Terrace:
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Added by JoAnne Fiebe on March 7, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mayor...

from Sustainable Cities Collective

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/dirt/30968/it-takes-village-raise-mayor?ref=node_related_posts

 

Smart mayors who get the value design and its ability to transform communities don’t just grow on trees. They are the product of lots of different advisors and their thinking is shaped by organizations like the…

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Added by Taryn Sabia on November 3, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Nurturing Sustainable Activism

Moms are Solutionary Revolutionaries

By Barbara Stachowskion

 June 18, 2011 in Living For Change 

Barbara Stachowski is a Weed &Seed site organizer in Hamtramck, Michigan.  She is also a connector to the Hmong community.  A couple of weeks ago Myrtle Thompson of Feedom Freedom Growers and I drove with Grace Boggs to Chicago for TNAR book signing events and radio interviews. During the  4-5 hour  drive from Detroit Myrtle and I shared stories about raising our…

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Added by Taryn Sabia on November 3, 2011 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Downtown Blueprint - elements needed - and why its important

A well connected, diverse, active  downtowns is the key to a prosperous city in the coming years. Are we ready? what do we need to do to get there? 

 

Check out a Blog from Rick of Panetos where he sums up a forum he attended in Lansing, MI called, on “Downtown Pioneers – The New Environmentalists.”   He talks about banning the word, "Urban Pioneer" because of its overuse, but in many ways it is a RE-discovery of what could connect us. Its exploring and discovering an…

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Added by Adam Fritz on October 28, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

"Man's commitment to city earns him chamber's top award"

Hello Connecting Tampa,

I recently won this award from the local Chamber.

We're finally making some progress out in Temple…

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Added by Grant Rimbey on September 14, 2011 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

Save the Date: Nov. 9th - ULI Sustainability Forum feauting Hunter Lovins

ULI is organizing a sustainability forum that will occur in the morning of November 9th and feature Hunter Lovins along with area subject matter experts to focus on making sustainability a reality in Tampa Bay. More details soon!

Added by Nicole Kibert on September 14, 2011 at 12:10pm — 3 Comments

Aggregating small farmers to create sustainable communities globally- Gerard Rego -

Interesting concept of using the first mile to concentrate the first mile by concentrating activity within the fist mile. Creating a closed loop resource production that all is made within one mile.  Check out the Video and share your thoughts- it is not the best production quality but the ideas are quite intriguing. This is a fascinating example of how to think differently through concentrating…

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Added by Adam Fritz on June 24, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Great article, although not too surprising.

Great article, although not too surprising.
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Added by JoAnne Fiebe on June 14, 2011 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Editorial Article: The re-appropriation of state funding for TBARTA has left some big quesitions?

This article raises some real issues our region is facing currently and in the coming years. Was re-appropriating the finding for TBARTA the best move?  Where does this leave our community?  Please share your thoughts below.

 

http://www.tbnweekly.com/editorial/viewpoints/content_articles/060711_vpt-01.txt…

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Added by Adam Fritz on June 8, 2011 at 5:20pm — No Comments

The Truth about Bike and Bus Lanes: published in the London Telegraph

This is a fascinating article about what happens when you allow bicycles to use bus only lanes in downtowns.

 

The%20Truth%20About%20Bike%20and%20Bus%20Lanes.pdf

Added by JoAnne Fiebe on June 6, 2011 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Why are roads so hard to cross? its all in the design- your lack there of.

but definitely one of the two.

 

Until we decide that PEOPLE are more important that cars, we will continue to mount the fatalities and our communities will not be safer. There is no doubt that cars are an important  (and unfortunately necessary) part of every day life. (Mainly because there are no alternatives).  But until we shift our mindset and hierarchy to people we will continue to lead the nation in highest pedestrian fatalities.   The following article explains why we…

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Added by Adam Fritz on June 1, 2011 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Article:Dockery Upset Scott May Give Green Light to SunRail

Please share your thoughts below:

 

 

http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/192073/34/Dockery-upset-Scott-may-give-green-light-to-SunRail

Dockery Upset Scott May Give Green Light to SunRail



By Noah Pransky

WTSP.com

May 14, 2011




One of the biggest proponents of high-speed rail (HSR) is one of the…

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Added by Adam Fritz on May 17, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Article: San Antonio's approach to their homeless citizens

Article: San Antonio's approach to their homeless citizens:

 



read the full article from AIA…

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Added by Adam Fritz on April 29, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

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