Steve is a principal in Mouzon Design that is based in South Beach, Florida, and he is a co-founder of the New Urban Guild.
Normal, walkable streets are under attack in Celebration, Florida. The battle threatens your neighborhood, wherever you live.
Trees should be planted either in swales (on primarily residentail streets) or in tree wells (on Main Streets). Do not listen to “urban foresters,” who insist that trees must be planted in landscape beds large enough for their mature drip lines.
When someone walks along a street, they’re gone in a moment. But when they sit down to a meal, they might be there for an hour or more. Because of this, the sidewalk cafe is the most powerful tool to enhance people’s desire to walk in a place.