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DIY Wayfinding Signs Are About to Go Mainstream
Former graduate student Matt Tomasulo began a project in Raleigh that debuted in 2012 drawing much attention for his self created signs which guided and informed citizens of Raleigh which direction and how long it would take to get to a certain destination, often noted in minutes by foot or by bike. Now, after a Kickstarter campaign and funding from the Knight Foundation, Tomasulo's "WalkRaleigh" project is expanding in a big way.
Check out the story and see how the new "Walk [Your City]" project allows users to create signs aimed at guiding others to destinations within their city. Signs are color coded for their type - Commercial, Public Space, Civic/Institutional , and Amusement.
The Neighborhood Has Gentrified, But Where's the Grocery Store?
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Urban Regeneration: What recent research says about best practices
The mid-19th Century brought declining population and disinvestment in the core areas of major American cities, many in the Rustbelt, and coincided with state and federal policies that effectively encouraged suburbinization. This post provides key findings and many potential strategies to address disinvestment and spur regeneration.
Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?
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