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Ten+1 planning lessons from Maharishi Vedic City

The Vedic/Vastu planned and designed community of Maharishi Vedic City in southeast Iowa offers a number of interesting and insightful lessons for planners. Here are the ten primary lessons from researching and visiting this unique sustainable city: 10/7/22 Addendum – … Continue reading

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Fertile places versus sterile spaces

The two photos below were taken by me on Friday afternoon as I wandered the streets of historic and Boston, Massachusetts. The first one shows the beauty and fertile vitality of the Boston Common. Meanwhile, the second, just mere blocks … Continue reading

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“Open zones” for preserving community and wilderness

Reposted here with permission by daydreamemporium. Some terrific ideas are presented in this post.  Open Zone by daydreamemporium Community and Wilderness Preservation Through Zoning There is a constant conversation that has been taking place between the country and the city about how … Continue reading

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