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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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 Infill In urban planning, infill is the rededication of land in an urban environment, usually open space, to new construction. Infill also applies within an urban polity to construction on any undeveloped land that is...

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With so much entertaining online content catching our attention, it’s no wonder we’re becoming fickle even when selecting our reading material. Lists are increasingly popular because people are looking for short reads, summaries, and introductions to new...

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A carbon footprint can be described as the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support human activities. When measuring a carbon footprint for an individual or community, it’s usually expressed as the number...

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In PowerHouse Growers’ head office hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia, municipal elections are happening this week. That means there’s been lots of talk about the vision and future of our city. Situated on an island...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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As major North American cities are beginning to correct the challenges caused by urban sprawl development, city planners have had to apply innovative and solution-based urban design practices. New Urbanism is an urban design practice...

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Sustainability utilizes many assets of urban planning, and urban form is one of them. , a movement that aims to utilize urban design in order to combat issues that derive from urban sprawl, is an...

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More and more urban centers are being designed and developed to include green spaces, integrated vegetation, and solutions for urban agriculture. Though there are an abundance of long-term benefits that result from the implementation of...

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When an athlete performs, their senses are intensified. They have trained for months, often years to perfect their talent. They have challenged and transformed their bodies and refine their senses through sensory awareness to achieve this. The athlete’s...

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