Note: This article includes a small update regarding the status of a lawsuit mentioned within. My friends at Strong Towns are better fact checkers than I am and noted this when reposting the article.
Recently, I was listening to an episode of Planet Money (Episode 921: Tales From The Parking Lot) while walking along a tree-lined and car-parked street. …
I’ve found the CNU itself to be a home for people of very diverse backgrounds. I imagine that folks taking the accreditation exam are similarly diverse, so let me give you some context about where I started. It might give you a better idea of how I arrived at the conclusions I’ve drawn, and whether or not the opinions I have might also apply to you.
I came to urbanism in the most embarrassing way possible, and certainly from the outside. I didn’t want a developer to build a small commercial building near the front of my suburban neighborhood and…
When I was a kid the police cars in Austin were distinct from anywhere in the country. They were white and powder blue with the APD badge on the door, and you couldn’t miss them.
The powder blue cars were introduced in the beginning of 1970’s. But before those we had a few other options avaiable to our patrol officers.
This is a long one, but please bear with me, I think it’s important.
I hope you will take the time to stop by city hall, or the Leander Public Library and cast your vote.
I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that this might be the most important election Leander has ever seen.
I am supporting Vic, and I hope you will also consider doing so.
Leander has been “just a suburb” for a long time, but with the massive growth we’ve experienced over the past decade, and with Cedar Park nearing full buildout there…
When we started looking for a car to fit our family of 9 we tried to determine what attributes the “perfect car” would have. It has to fit all of us. If at all possible it should fit in the garage. It should be something we won’t mind holding onto for a decade. It needs to be reasonably priced, and close to indestructible. One way or another we feel like we managed to get it all.
To start, our list of choices was pretty small.
From the perspective of a designer, design is just the planning of something to be made. Eventually it will be a pair of glasses, a house, a city’s infrastructure, your shoes – but before all of that design is how and perhaps why something is to be made. From everyone else’s perspective, before they have interacted with it, the design of an object is all they have to interpret the object.
The mistake is believing that the design is reality.
Graphic Designer, Dad and gadget nerd from Leander, Texas.