So this is my buddy's simple little organic fruit stand that I help to grow fruits and vegetables for at the beach here where I am typing from in Uvita, Costa Rica. In my opinion, this is exactly what we need to be seeing more of in New Urbanist communities in more developed countries such as the United States.
In reading arguments about Washington's height limits, one anti-height argument that I occasionally see is: "We don't need height for density- we can just build 5-6 story buildings." These kind of "walk-up" buildings typically can't afford elevators (except maybe at the high end of this range).
Normally, trees on a street are a good thing. Good trees (like this row of trees in Forest Hills, Queens) provide shade for a sidewalk. But not all trees are so-well behaved. Where there is no sidewalk, a tree can actually endanger pedestrians by preventing them from walking on grass. For example, these
This is a guest blog post from two planning interns with The City of Tacoma, WA. They brought the concept of Complete Streets to local elementary students, and asked them to envision the kind of streets they want in their community.
What started as a project for two planning interns with the City of Tacoma has turned into a transformational partnership between the City of Tacoma, McCarver Elementary School, and many other local community organizations and firms.