Category: Planning, Urbanism, Development

9 things people always say at zoning hearings, illustrated by cats | Austin On Your Feet

6. “What this neighborhood really needs is a coffee shop, not more apartments.”

For all the mean things people sometimes say about developers, a lot of folks seem to fashion themselves amateur land developers, with a keen eye on exactly what types of businesses will succeed or fail. As it turns out, those things coincide perfectly with the things they personally enjoy.

 

Source: Greater Greater Washington

9 things people always say at zoning hearings, illustrated by cats | Austin On Your Feet

Older Documentaries: Urban Planning & Spaces to Live In

I love watching good documentaries from yester-year. Columbia at about 10 minutes in. Great intro to why Columbia was created.

“The village centers are planned with an eye to beauty and good design. Pleasant and good places to be. Those things that are not available in a village can be found in the downtown area. Downtown is for the one of a kind things. The big stores and shopping malls. Office buildings and hotels. Downtown Columbia doesn’t look like Downtown anywhere else. This is partly because Columbia and is still small and growing.”

“The city has ben called man’s greatest achievement. It has also been called a cess pool and human zoo. Some cities are planned but most just grow. As cities grow larger and older, great areas within them are allowed to wither and die.”

Urban Planning & Spaces to Live In – Educational Documentary
Images and Things by Northern Virginia Educational Association for NIT.