Category: Industry Trends

A Shorter Play Golf Amenity Experience
Amenitize with Shorter Play Golf The Costa del Sol region of Southern Spain is bathed in great weather, beaches and golf courses; so, the last thing the new resort community of Real de la Quinta needed was another traditional 18-hole golf course. With time, money and land at a premium today, especially for resort courses,…
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A New Take on the Corporate Retreat
The tradition of a Corporate Retreat is undergoing a revolution. While the idea of a Retreat Center isn’t new, its connection to the resort environment is evolving.  “Corporate group travel is making a comeback as many luxury resorts across the country incorporate company retreats into their program.” (Forbes). With business retreats back on the rise,…
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Great Site Design (Part 2)
How Strategic Community Designers Understand the Importance of a Site Visit in the Digital Age Early in my career in was told that “the feet remember- the backside forgets”. Translation – if I simply sit in the car and look out the window, I will only remember a fraction of what is important about a…
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Great Site Design (Part 1)
How Strategic Community Designers Understand the Importance of a Site Visit in the Digital Age   Early in my career in was told that “the feet remember- the backside forgets”. Translation – You will give a client the best service by getting out of the car and walking a site instead of viewing it from…
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Design for Living
Walk. Bike. Ride. Learn. Play. Work. Live. The writing is on the wall, at least for the Design for Healthy Living exhibit that was shown at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). As described on the museum’s website, the show “explores the impact of the built environment on human health and presents specific design strategies…
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Interactive Design Analysis
Gaining consensus and developing a strategic plan for complex design issues in suburban and urban areas can often be both a trying and timely process. But does it always have to be that difficult? Why can’t we just build the project and have people test it out to see if they like it or not?…
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Positioning of a City
How Park Design is a Catalyst for Branding A park design is more than a physical plan. This is obvious to most designers, developers and municipalities. What might not be so obvious is the opportunity for the design approach can be used as a catalyst for marketing a new district. During a recent presentation to…
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