Incorporating Religious and Institutional Uses into Neighborhoods

by EVstudio AEP May 19, 2017

In all neighborhoods, it is important to include a variety, or mixture, of land use opportunities. Religious institutions provide many great opportunities for a neighborhood. The most obvious asset provided is the accessibility and convenience of getting to and from the use. A religious institution […]

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The Front Porch and What Makes it Functional?

by EVstudio AEP August 23, 2013

Front Porch: “an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway.” (Definition from Front porches are often installed on homes, but many are not used. Some porches are simply appendages of a home to give the traditional appearance […]

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Potential LEED-ND Candidates in Colorado

by EVstudio AEP December 26, 2010

In a partnership with the Colorado chapters of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), I recently identified developed neighborhoods that may qualify for LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND).  LEED is an acronym for Leadership in Energy & Environmental […]

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Spring Creek – A Neo-Traditional Neighborhood in Colorado Springs

by EVstudio AEP December 23, 2010

The City of Colorado Springs includes three neo-traditional neighborhood developments (TND’s) to date: Spring Creek; Lowell; and Gold Hill Mesa.  A driving factor in incorporating new urbanism in Colorado Springs was the creation of Colorado Springs’ TND zoning overlay (Part 1; Part 2), which is […]

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Low-Impact Development Tool in South Main, a Southern Colorado TND

by EVstudio AEP July 8, 2010

At South Main, the image to the right shows a light imprint tool that provides a hard surface path from the street to the sidewalk.  By using stone ,rather than concrete, rainwater can replenish the ground water instead of becoming stormwater.  Stone pathways achieve the […]

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