Home Builders report shows housing is changing

The American housing industry is changing course—and this will transform neighborhoods and communities over time by providing more and different choices in housing. A new report from the National … [Read more...]

ENVISION ESSENTIALS Session IV Saturday (Local Government Day) and Session III Recap

Please take a few moments to read about this program. It might be just what you were looking for, even if you didn't know it. Join us this Saturday for Session IV: ENVISION … [Read more...]

Making normal neighborhoods legal again

I've spent over two-thirds of my life so far living in anarchic environments where the rule of law did not prevail. It's a wonder I survived at all. You see, when I was born, my parents lived in a duplex, in a … [Read more...]

ENVISION ESSENTIALS Session III: Environmental Issues in Frederick County

Please take a few moments to read about this new program. It might be just what you were looking for, even if you didn't know it. Join us this Saturday for Session III: … [Read more...]

A Duplex, a Triplex and a Fourplex can cut a block’s carbon impact 29%

The carbon savings from 'middle housing' are voluntary, self-financing and immense. So why are they illegal? To understand why housing policy is climate policy, consider two city blocks with 18 … [Read more...]

ENVISION ESSENTIALS Session I Recap: Smart Growth: Land Use and Planning

Please take a few moments to read about this new program. Three out of the four 2019 sessions are still to come (with Session II this Saturday, June 15th). It might be just what you were looking for, even if you … [Read more...]

We Used to Do This Everywhere

I just got back from a few days in New Orleans, where I stayed—as most tourists to that city do—in the French Quarter. The name is actually a misnomer from the particular perspective of an urban planner: most of the … [Read more...]

Envision your Future

Dorothea attended Session I of Envision Essentials, and wrote the following blog entry on her Tiny Planet site. We are happy to share it here, as well. You can read more about the details of the first … [Read more...]