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2014-09-10 08:26:23

DEERFIELD, Ill., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-four U.S. cities have been identified as the best retirement destinations by Consumers Digest. The list was generated by a formula into which 12 pieces of data were entered. Among the 24 cities that are recognized, the 12 that rose to the top are (in alphabetical order): 1. Ann Arbor, Michigan 2. Boise, Idaho 3. Cheyenne, Wyoming 4. Fort Wayne, Indiana 5. Gainesville, Florida 6. Jonesboro, Arkansas 7....

2014-08-19 23:10:59

Walkable Neighborhoods partners with German Village Society to Host 2014 Great Placemakers Lab in Columbus, OH September 16th – 19th. The Lab will provide a blueprint for creating neighborhoods that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Walkable Neighborhoods and German Village Society have partnered together to host the 2014 Great Placemakers Lab in Columbus, OH. The Lab will bring together community builders, urban planners,...

2014-05-21 20:21:12

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City planner, Jeff Speck, will be doing a follow-up presentation on the findings from his Downtown West Palm Beach 'walkability study' on May 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the City Hall Commission Chambers located at 401 Clematis Street. In February, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), along with the City and Community Redevelopment Agency, hired the urban planning consultant and author, to do a walkability...

2014-05-20 12:20:43

Older adults, children most threatened by streets built for speed, not safety WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 47,000 people were killed while walking in the U.S. between 2003 and 2012, at a rate that has been rising in the last few years. The majority of those deaths likely could have been prevented with safer street design, according to a new report released today by the National Complete Streets Coalition, a program of Smart Growth America, in conjunction with...

2014-05-15 08:36:09

New Research Shows How Diverse Blocks Provide Economic and Cultural Opportunities Not Found in Newer Neighborhoods SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research report released today, Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality, by the National Trust for Historic Preservation demonstrates how neighborhoods that protect and find new uses for older, smaller buildings are more economically sustainable,...

2014-02-25 12:24:21

Video, slideshows, interactive maps in Made for Walking on Inkling CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a continuing effort at the frontier of electronic publishing, the Lincoln Institute is now offering its bestselling title, Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form, as an enhanced ebook on the Inkling platform. A sample chapter is available for free viewing here. Inkling is renowned for uniting the latest enhanced ebook technology with the most...

2013-07-31 23:23:28

This online tool will serve to allow anyone to participate in designing the potential future of their own community, as well as of their own building or business idea. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Aday Remus is an online technology (a website) launched on July 1 by the RevenDev Shop, a division of RevenFlo out of Rock Hill, SC. The website allows anyone to participate in designing the potential future of their own community. Users of Aday Remus can digitally select existing...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.