Archive for March 2007

Planning is not Building Design

March 12th, 2007

When I am asked to describe what I do at work, I often have difficulty defining urban planning. I did not know about urban planning as a profession until I decided that majoring in mathematics was a mistake and began browsing through VCU’s degree catalog. I had been interested in architecture most of my life

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Alternative Fences

March 1st, 2007

Good fences make good neighbors. Fences are used to control access to a place, whether it is inclusive (keeping livestock in) or exclusive (keeping intruders out), and to visibly define property boundaries. Today, fences adorn the developed landscape, cluttering views and isolating neighbors. Instead, replace man-made fences with organic barriers that enhance the landscape and

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