Through the restless search for Urbanism, there are moments that highlight the lost art of urban design. North Adams, Massachuttess, has an amazing Main Street. However half of the street was demolished and redeveloped through urban renewal. The new portion of the street is an example where the basic principles of urban design have been lost.
Dan Burden from the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute shares with us the benefits of Head Out Angled Parking to a community. This informative video informs and educates the community how the safest type of parking, Head Out Angled Parking, can be used introduced to a community. Although this on-street parking technique is used successfully across the country, it is new to many communities. This video explains the benefits to regular citizens so that they understand the safety benefits and ease of use compared to other parking techniques.
Walkability 101 is collaborative series of videos developed by the Martin County Community Redevelopment Agency and the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. This series was developed to educate small and medium size communities as to how they can prosper when the most basic principles of Walkability are applied. The first in the series Walkable 101: The Basics, share the most fundamental principles of walkabilty which creates community awareness and increases the opportunities to implement projects supporting walkabilty.
Dan Burden from the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute shares with us the benefits of Walkability to a community. This informative video informs and educates the community how a community can prosper when the most basic principles of Walkability are applied.
Andrés Duany, co-founder of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), discusses the prospects for New Urbanism within local government. Andrés suggests that local communities need to be more flexible organizations in the 21st century amidst ongoing economic constraints. “Lean Urbanism” outlines several promising techniques for building resilient communities, including Tactical Urbanism, Code-Free Zones, “Pink Codes”, Original Green, and Light Imprint.