Ideas

01 Aug What makes a great neighborhood?

Tonight was a pretty amazing night to just sit outside, enjoy Rowan’s Creek on the rocks and listen to some good music. 73 degrees, a slight breeze, a blue moon over Kentucky passing through a veil of tree leaves in an almost cloudless sky. Crickets...

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12 Feb Louisville Loses Our Biggest Tree Advocate

It is with great sadness that we learned this morning of the passing of Mark White, Louisville Metro's City Arborist. I am extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to spend some quality time recently with Mark on the YouthBuild Smoketown Streetscape project, where Mark and...

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Silo

06 Feb The Silo Pitch

Louisville is becoming a serious destination for recreational, competitive, and adventure sports. From hosting events like the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in 2013, to the revered and evolving Louisville Extreme Park, to the nearby Red River Gorge with its reputation as a rock climbing mecca, and now the amazing...

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Wild and Woolly

27 Jan Civic Identity and Our Sense of Place

“The urban fabric contains symbols (icons) that tell us something about ourselves and something about those to whom the symbols belong. This aspect of the urban fabric has been called the glue that bonds people to place.” (Hull, Lam & Vigo, 1994, p. 109) While we...

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Philadelphia Commercial Corner

22 Jun Great Streets Start with Strong Corners

Beautiful corner in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Queen Village Walkability has worked its way into the lexicon of cities looking to revitalize and attract talent. These built environments that foster rich pedestrian experiences with vibrant streetscapes and a mix of amenities are not only sought after...

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21 Jun What if…

During the Move Louisville community input phase there were a considerable number of requests for the reintroduction of streetcars to our community from loops along Main and Market, Broadway, as well as a north-south line along 4th Street connecting the University of Louisville, Old Louisville...

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Douglass Loop Bank

12 Mar Opportunity to Strengthen Douglass Loop

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Patrick Piuma Catching the 17 bus at Douglass Loop on my way to work the last few weeks I kept walking by the PNC Bank building on the corner of Bardstown Road and Douglass Boulevard. When I noticed the building had...

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