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With so much talk recently (from a certain politician) about building walls I thought it appropriate to talk about a wall we have right here in Detroit. I am not talking about a metaphorical wall of divide between classes, races, or sexes but an actual wall that was built to divide a white neighborhood from […]
If for only a brief moment, winter has the right idea: It’s time to take a hike! Spring has officially sprung, and has extended to us the invitation to take our daily dose of exercise outdoors. According to Let’s Move, the child-centered health initiative spearheaded by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, “Children of all ages […]
As cities become more populated and the desire to increase the density of neighborhoods as a sustainable approach to urban growth becomes more prominent, the construction and renovation of mixed use buildings has become the smart choice for urban area development. The sustainable or environmentally friendly benefits of mixed use include, reduced greenhouse gas emissions […]
Writer and activist Jane Jacobs spent her life studying cities. Her critique of urban planning policies, as well as her insights of how our cities function, significantly changed the profession and contributed to the revitalization of city living. We should note that Jacobs was not professionally trained in urban planning and design; she developed her […]