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Jan

22

2016

Gentrification. What it is and why it isn’t Town Creek.

Gentrification seems to be a hot topic these days. From CNN, to The Wall Street Journal, Ted Talks and even South Park, everyone seems to be weighing in on this growing trend.  But what exactly is gentrification?


Oct

22

2013

The Economic Advantage of Walkable Neighborhoods

When the benefits of walkable urban design are discussed, arguments often lean on the environmental and health advantages. Such explanations highlight the improved quality of life that results from living amongst smart growth; however, the economic incentives for placing a business in a walkable neighborhood are just as compelling.


Jul

21

2013

Summer Fun in a New Urbanist Neighborhood

The New Urbanist approach to community design is intended to foster strong, safe communities, where neighborly get-togethers are commonplace and a variety of local businesses are within walking distance of the front door. During the summer months, when our kids are out of school and outdoor recreation is peaking, there are a number of New Urbanist features that we feel are important to provide to our community.


Jun

21

2013

First Day of Summer in New Braunfels, Texas

The temperatures may be climbing, but that can’t keep Texas Hill Country locals indoors; there’s no shortage of outdoor activities throughout the summer months in New Braunfels, Texas.


May

12

2013

New Urbanism During National Bike Month

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.


Apr

22

2013

Celebrating Earth Day from a New Urbanist Perspective

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.


Jan

01

2013

A Glance at 2012 in Town Creek

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.


Oct

30

2012

Halloween Traditions and New Urbanism

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?


Aug

04

2012

New Urbanist Events in September 2012

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.


Jun

05

2012

What is the design concept of Town Creek?

Town Creek is a new downtown neighborhood.


Jun

05

2012

Who are the developers of Town Creek?

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.


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