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Twelve planning lessons from failing cities

There are likely many more planning-related lessons from failing cities that could have been added, but these are ones that initially came to mind. Any additions, suggestions, or corrections are welcome. Do NOT chase the latest fad project without doing … Continue reading

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Best film of 2014…reconsidered

Upon further review after seeing a matinee showing of The Imitation Game this morning, I think this movie is the best of 2014. Originally, back in December, I felt Interstellar was tops, but have changed my mind. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are … Continue reading

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Communities must practice what they preach!

If your community expects high-quality development that is sustainable, then it darn well better practice what it preaches. Otherwise, the private –sector will justifiably point right back at the public-sector projects and/or infrastructure and note the lack of sustainability employed. … Continue reading

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Your zoning code/map is ahead of its time when…

There is an app for that. There is a required vertical altitude setback from flying car streets and highways. Your code book is entitled “Jetsonian Code for ___” (fill in the blank). You can actually find them on the internet. Landing … Continue reading

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Your zoning code/map is out of date when…

You start sneezing from all the dust when you open the code. It would be a valuable find on Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers. The Smithsonian wants to put it on display. Your community would actually look better planned without a zoning … Continue reading

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Funny, cute, and silly airport codes in the USA

BET (Bethel, AK) – Seems this should have been the one for Las Vegas or Reno. BFL (Bakersfield, CA) – I am “baffled” why this is so funny. BUF (Buffalo, NY) – Hopefully, you do not have to arrive in … Continue reading

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