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“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones

“Sit-able cities” might be even better than walkable ones | Urban forestry | Scoop.it

Moyan BrennPutting the “sit” back in “city.” Walkable cities are great. But once you get where you’re walking, you want to relax, right?


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Norm Miller's curator insight, October 20, 2013 1:33 PM

We all love sidewalk cafes but I like them best when they are not next to busy or crowded streets with lots of fuming cars.   In Europe the best sidewalk cafes are in pedestrian squares and the worst on on busy streets.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 10, 2013 4:54 PM

Improving liveability

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Parklets to Increase Urban Social Spaces

Parklets to Increase Urban Social Spaces | Urban forestry | Scoop.it
“ The concept of turning urban parking spaces into social parklets is gaining popularity in several cities worldwide.”
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What a great opportunity. Throw in wifi, garbage and recycling and possibly even a large weather shade, and you've made a really useful spot to sit and take a break.
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What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars? | Urban forestry | Scoop.it
“ Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.”
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I miss walkable cities...
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In post-Sandy North Jersey, trees remain a serious concern - NorthJersey.com

In post-Sandy North Jersey, trees remain a serious concern - NorthJersey.com | Urban forestry | Scoop.it
“NorthJersey.com In post-Sandy North Jersey, trees remain a serious concern NorthJersey.com "When I moved onto my block, in 1986, this was a tree-lined street," LaPorta said.”
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Years to recover is not an understatement.
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The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes

The 34 Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes | Urban forestry | Scoop.it

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Oh ya!
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