May is National Bike Month, a time to celebrate bicycling culture, educate people about the many benefits of cycling, and encourage bike riding. Whether you ride for environmental reasons, personal health, economics or leisure, this is the month to show your friends and family why you pedal.
Today is Earth Day, a day to recognize this planet’s beauty and take action to preserve our valuable resources. In honor of Earth Day 2013, several local organizations are teaming up to bring you green services, such as e-waste recycling drop-off sites, gardening activities and film screenings. For New Urbanist developers, the eco-minded approach is year round. Click here to read more about Town Creek’s commitment to sustainability.
Over the past year, Town Creek has blossomed, slowly progressing into the New Urbanist vision that Trace Jurica and David Wolters once dreamed of. As we welcome 2013, we’d like to share a few of our photos, highlighting the porches, entrances and yards of Town Creek. These cornerstones of New Urbanism are responsible for creating a welcoming environment while promoting safety and community.
Halloween is an ideal time to consider the integrity and design of our neighborhoods. Is motor vehicle traffic slow enough to allow our kids to roam free at night? Are the streets well-lit? Are the front doors and porches inviting and appealing? Do our neighbors share an invested interest in community with one another?
The number of people turning their attention to New Urbanist issues such as strategic urban planning, public transportation and healthy community building is growing. To reflect this trend among American thoughtleaders, the number of conferences dedicated to exploring and promoting these ideas is also growing. Here is a list of a few major events to look for in September.
Town Creek is a new downtown neighborhood.
Locals Trace and Shawn Jurica founded Town Creek in June 2006 with the idea of adding to Downtown in a way that respects the history and character of their hometown.