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The Most Famous House in Tacubaya

I made a trip to Mexico City just to visit Luis Barragán's house and studio. Barragán is the most important Mexican architect of the twentieth century...

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Urban Agriculture

My growing understanding and appreciation of farming has been fostered by my work on the Community Integrated Agriculture Development research project underway at our firm...

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Community Integrated Agriculture Development

In the past two years I have had an opportunity to learn much more about agriculture than I ever imagined...

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Mogavero Architects celebrates 20 years with a party!

It was a perfect Thursday evening for a party! To celebrate 20 years as Mogavero Notestine Associates, we had nearly 200 guests to the office for music, food, drink and artful masking tape 'tapigami' created by our friend, Danny Scheible. Please check out our slideshow from the party...

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The Arbors at Oak Park breaks ground. Mayor Johnson addresses the crowd.

Earlier this month, about 150 people participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for The Arbors at Oak Park...

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Maple Park – Construction Update 5/16

Construction continues on Maple Park - wonderful images...

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New Urbanist Development

One of my favorite suburban master-planned projects is I’on in South Carolina, in the “Lowlands” near Charleston. It’s an excellent  example of a New Urbanist project.   While it is unfortunately a “green field” development (not infill) and relies far too much on auto commutes, it is a beautiful place.  The buildings are traditional, but not afraid of innovation.  The streets are great to walk and there are excellent vistas set up to take advantage of the natural and less-natural features of the site.  I loved how the building sizes varied and how the “alleys” were nice enough for people to enjoy walking as well.  The pocket parks are interesting enough to make them destinations for a walk, but not too complex to over burden the HOA. By the way, if you visit, definitely stop at the Hominy Grill for some shrimp and grits…Incredible! – Renner

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Woonerfs at work & play

These are photos of our woonerf (Dutch for Living Street) at Good in use for a child’s Birthday Party: exactly as intended! As you can see, the Community Gardens are a hit with the kids too, as well as the open park space in general. Please excuse my brevity – this was posted from my Android Phone. – Gerard

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Bryant Park, NYC

The view from the western terrace of the NY Public Library presents the main green of Bryant Park. Flanked by a perimeter of London Plane trees which buffer the traffic and allow a respite from the surrounding density of Manhattan....