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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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Ireland’s Dry Stone Walls
One of the most distinct elements of the Irish landscape is the dry stone walls. When visiting the countryside of Ireland these walls are visible in many different regions of the country. They are sometimes seen in dense groups, dividing the land into many small fields. Other times these walls are seen traversing steep terrain,…
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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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Appreciating Street Art in Belfast
Ireland is probably most often thought of as a beautiful green rolling countryside, perhaps with the image of coastline and rain, or maybe a colorful pub filled with music and Guinness. However, much to my surprise, the city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, boasted some of the most creative and interesting “graffiti” I’ve run into…
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Eau Spa South Palm Beach
It gets better: Eau Spa South Palm Beach Imagine getting a Hall Pass to a Conde Naste Top 25 Spas in the World. Imagine that Hall Pass is handed out by WTS International, a Global Leader in Spa and Fitness Management, imagine what that kind of access means to a design leader in any design…
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