Philip Langdon

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Rating your location’s walkability

New “Walk Score” system fails on many criteria, but other programs do better.
PHILIP LANGDONOCT. 1, 2007

Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian Faith

By Eric O. Jacobsen In this fascinating new book, the Rev. Eric O. Jacobsen, a minister in Missoula, Montana, argues that Christians should enthusiastically embrace New Urbanism. “To most Christians, the idea of urban planning seems as relevant to faith as the current additions to the American Kennel Association’s list of approved breeds,” Jacobsen concedes in an introduction. He devotes the rest of the book to showing that in fact Christianity has a profound interest in how communities are developed.

PHILIP LANGDONAPR. 1, 2003

Florida reverts to the system that produced 'dumb growth'

Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled state legislature approve "measures that would reverse 25 years of growth management law."

PHILIP LANGDONMAY. 12, 2011