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Neighborhood Retail: BlogOff from The New Urbanism

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

This past month, I was invited to post to a BlogOff regarding Urban Retail from the author of The Original Green, Steve Mouzon. Follow the links below to see ensuing discussion about Neighborhood Retail: Original Green: The Necessity of Hope PlaceShakers: Retail: When it bends […]

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Denver Post has Several Articles on New Urbanism

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP May 31, 2009

The Perspective Section of the Denver Post had several articles on New Urbanism in preparation for CNU 17. Susan Barnes-Gelt writes the introduction. She was a city council woman in Denver and we’ve served on some AIA committees together. June Williamson writes about retrofitting suburbia. […]

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New Urbanism Numbers in Colorado

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 15, 2008

I just received the June 2008 issue of “New Urban News“. On of the articles was a breakdown of the second annual edition of the Directory of projects published by New Urban News showing where projects and CNU members are located. Colorado was well represented […]

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Experience Urbanism at a Reasonable Pace

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 19, 2018

It is spring in Denver and its harder than ever to want to stay inside. People are running, riding bikes, driving their convertibles, fixing the lawn and eating on the patio at El Noa Noa. Denver is sunny year round, but the spring is especially […]

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Landscape Urbanism: A Critique from a CNU Cardholder and Landscape Architect

by EVstudio AEP January 4, 2016

  Landscape Urbanism sounds like a great name that really meshes together a lot of what I believe in and do as a professional.  Landscape Urbanism is rapidly growing in popularity and I suspect this will continue as the CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism) […]

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Sustainability Bike Tour in Colorado Springs: An Article from The Colorado Urbanist

by EVstudio AEP December 22, 2010

The following article on a Colorado Springs Sustainability Tour was written for the Colorado Urbanist Journal from CNU Colorado, an organization advocating new urbanism and smart growth principles in Colorado. EVstudio’s Sean O’Hara serves as the Vice Chair for CNU Colorado and EVstudio’s John Olson serves as the Treasurer.

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The Neighborhood Unit: How Does Perry's Concept Apply to Modern Day Planning?

by EVstudio AEP May 30, 2019

False interpretations of Perry’s concept have conceived segregation of land uses, further validating the modern-day road classification system and unfortunately created an auto-centric society in today’s first ring and outward suburban communities.

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CNU’s Highways to Boulevards Initiatives

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP January 31, 2019

I recently was part of a conversation with the Congress for the New Urbanism’s President, John Norquist, about the proposed changes to the elevated section of I-70 in Denver. He pointed us to the CNU Highways to Boulevards Initiative website. There are several great examples […]

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Sustainable Communities Should Consider Car Sharing

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE March 27, 2018

It’s not a new idea, but it’s an idea whose time has come. In our urban environments, it is getting increasingly more difficult, not to mention expensive, to own a car. In cities such as New York and Boston, people have left their vehicles long […]

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by evstudio January 6, 2017

One of our primary goals in writing the EVstudio blog is to answer your questions about EVstudio and your larger questions about architecture, planning, development, construction, new urbanism, real estate, Denver issues, Colorado issues, AIA issues etc. Please let us know any questions or issues […]

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Location Efficiency as the Framework of Activity Centers

by EVstudio AEP June 10, 2016

The convenience factor, or Location Efficiency, is often a forgotten component of development in a society that has become increasingly automobile dependent. Development occurs with the assumption that people drive and will always get in a vehicle.  Location efficiency can be defined as the ability to access […]

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Gold Hill Mesa Welcomes Hi-Point Home Builders to the Neighborhood

by EVstudio AEP June 3, 2015

The following blog post was written by EVstudio Planning’s Summer Intern, Ji Soo Park of the University of Georgia: Hi-Point Home Builders are the newest builder in Gold Hill Mesa, a neo-traditional neighborhood that provides a new community to live, work and play. (Hi-Point Home Builders […]

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