The Granary District

Creating walkable, urban, human-centered neighborhoods in the Granary District.

February 2012 Blog Posts (4)

How streetcars can activate a neighborhood space

I love this video because it shows all all forms of transportation and pedestrians can co-mingle, creating a vibrant neighborhood.

The future Granary District streetcar should serve the same purpose. What do you think about the video? Does the organized chaos scare you, or get you excited for the Granary's future?

Added by James Alfandre on February 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Shared Space: How to Make a Better Space for All

As we start thinking more about what design elements should be considered in the Granary District and executed at the charrette this Spring, it's important to think about an environment that is inclusive and equal for all pedestrians and transportation modes; it's called Shared…


Added by James Alfandre on February 23, 2012 at 12:11am — 2 Comments

Mayor Symposium: Granary District

This year the Mayor Symposium is focusing on the Granary District. It should be a very interesting event with some great speakers. It's open to the public, so you should come if you can!…


Added by James Alfandre on February 3, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

How our built environment effects our lives

There's a great article in the New York Times about the repercussions of our nation's development pattern over the last 50+ years.

One of the more interesting statistics, is "In 1974, 66 percent of all children walked or biked to school By 2000, that number had dropped to 13 percent."

“Children who grow up in suburbia can’t meet their life needs…


Added by James Alfandre on February 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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