Latest New Urbanism Stories

2012-11-19 12:55:49

Australian cities can keep their native wildlife — but only if they can kick their habit of urban sprawl. That´s the finding of a new study by leading Australian environmental researchers Jessica Sushinsky, Professor Hugh Possingham and Dr Richard Fuller of The University of Queensland. “While urban development usually reduces the number of birds in a city, building more compact cities and avoiding urban sprawl can slow these reductions significantly,” says lead...

2012-10-25 04:01:42

Portland architect Erich Karp decides the timing is good to start a new venture, Cella Architecture. The new firm will serve Oregon´s residential markets with an emphasis on custom homes, remodels and additions. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 24, 2012 After more than a decade working for various top architectural firms, Oregon architect Erich Morgan Karp, AIA has launched his own firm, Cella Architecture. The new Portland based firm is focused on custom new home design, additions,...

2012-09-30 23:02:51

One year after their official endorsement from Best Western, Revcaster is ready for more rapid growth and success. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 30, 2012 What a difference a year makes! This time last year at the 2011 Best Western annual convention, the big announcement came from Ron Pohl and the official endorsement of Revcaster Hotel Rate Shopping. For Best Western hoteliers, they also learned that in 2012 their brand had put together a fantastic deal to provide the Revcaster rate shop...

2012-08-09 23:02:20

The Portland Hoop Kings thank No More Poverty and Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi for their support. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 Portland, Oregon — The Portland Hoops Kings, thanked No More Poverty (nmp.org) and its founding brothers, Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi, for the support extended to their inner city youth basketball program. “We are very grateful for No More Poverty´s support of our program,” according to Monica Porter speaking on behalf of...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.