Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cement works

Concrete work 1. 16″ x 48″ Concrete work 2.  16″ x 48″. Concrete work 3.  16″ x 48″. Concrete work 5.  18″ x 14″. Concrete work 6.  17″ x 13″. Concrete work 7 (in progress) 11″ x 23″ x 11″. … Continue reading

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The future of college towns

The college town, one of America’s most appealing and unique features, grew out of the Age of Reason, and the concept of a regional, liberal-arts college nurtured by a small town has been intertwined with American history.  Today, with enrollment … Continue reading

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When density is destructive

Brick streets, mature old oaks, and a sense of history imbue Winter Park, Florida with a sense of place that is the envy of many small cities and towns. The tony Park Avenue brings shoppers and visitors, who soak up its ambience and enjoy the street life of this quaint southern town. On the east side, bounded by blue lakes, lie gentrified historical mansions, while the west side is a neighborhood of smaller, affordable homes with multigenerational Winter Parkers. This community of little single-family homes is now endangered by developers that are gobbling up parcels two and three at a time, increasing the density threefold, and squeezing out residents in a new, “zoning for dollars” economic climate. Continue reading

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