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(Originally published on the David Prowler blog as “Medellin” on August 14, 2018) Medellin saw an enormous population growth from the countryside, entire communities driven out by the decades-long warfare among the radical Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC), paramilitaries, the Colombian army, drug traffickers – and their shifting alliances. The United Nations estimates that 7 million… Medellin revised
We hear a lot about “smart growth” in the press, in blogs, and at planning commissions these days. There are folks who support smart growth projects, and folks who don’t. But of course, no one ever couches their opposition to a smart growth project in terms of favoring “dumb growth,” although that’s what they may… What Makes Smart Growth “Smart”
(Originally published on the David Prowler Blog on May 16, 2018) In Paris’ 17th Arrondissement, a neighborhood called Batignolles, there is a small plaza, Place De Levis, that knocked me out. It’s in a bourgeois neighborhood that’s well off the tourist path. It’s small; I’m guessing about 200’ by 500’, ringed by a hodgepodge of stores… The Perfect Place
The Vancouver Style has made it to the burbs, and in a big way. SkyTrain stations are the nodes around which the 21st century suburbs are being redeveloped. And what a development pattern it is! How Metropolitan Vancouver Is Reorganizing Suburban Growth Around Transit