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Cities + Travel: Share Great Places
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Constantinople is by far one of the most storied cities on God’s good Earth.  In some respects, it is God’s Great City, greater even than Jerusalem to many Orthodox Christians. The history involved with Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) is as complex…

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In a recent article at Business Insider (BI) the idea of a looming meltdown in the retail economy was discussed.  It talked about the possibility that this meltdown could be/ would be akin to the residential meltdown that happened in 2008.  Similar to how…

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April 9 marked 10 years working at my current job. I like to think I’ve accomplished a lot in that time. I’ve done over 275 projects (at last count, last summer) and just about a boat load of designing about anything you can think of for a town (really…

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It’s been a few weeks since my last urban planning post wherein I talked about the future of cities. So today I want to talk about the future of suburbs. Specifically I want to talk about the trend of urbanizing suburbs and what that will mean for the…

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Here are our Top 5 Places to Visit in Seattle for Business Travelers. Featuring Hotspots in: Downtown | Pioneer Square | International District | Queen Anne | South Lake Union

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When our son was 8 months old, my wife and I traveled to Athens, Greece. The idea of a transatlantic flight and a three week stay in a foreign country with an 8 month old was daunting. But we embraced the challenge and after an 8 hour flight to Zurich, 2…

NEW POST The Bad Reality and the Itch to Travel by @citykliks http://tinyurl.com/hon6tmm #travel #architecture @mcmansionhell

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In a previous post I talked about the idea that good architecture is made not at street level where the people are, but above the street.  It happens where people actually look (or so it should).  In that last post I focused on Disney’s Cinderella Castle…

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Architecture is the most noticeable and descriptive thing about cities.  Our first impressions of the places we visit are usually based on the architecture and its location in a space.  This is how we judge a place worthy of our attention or not. In the…

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I just got back from a trip to Orlando, Florida and can I say it was a good time?  Yes, the part I spent with my family was an excellent time.  The part I spent exploring as a city planner/ traveler, no not at all.   I was in town because of the HIMSS 17…
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