Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments

October 17, 2012, 8am PDT
Associate professor of design Karen Monzel Hughes, in moving from Cincinnati's much-acclaimed Mariemont to the once-struggling Over-the-Rhine, discovers that rebuilding and preserving are both critical facets of preservation.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
October 13, 2011, 11am PDT
Terrain.org's newest "UnSprawl" case study explores the new Serenbe development, a mixed-use community of three hamlets anchored by an organic farm and striving to be an Atlanta-region destination for its restaurants, inn, and more.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
October 11, 2011, 8am PDT
Galina Tachieva's new Sprawl Repair Manual creates a narrative and visual process for making suburbs more sustainable. The book's first chapter is available now online.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
June 1, 2010, 2pm PDT
Essayist and photographer Aisha Sloan revisits the Los Angeles neighborhood of her childhood to examine Modernist architecture and its correlation to segregation.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
April 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
Dockside Green, a development in Victoria, B.C., is a breathtaking model of urban regeneration, brownfield reuse, green design, and community building, says Ken Pirie.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
September 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
Crafted with a sort of evangelical "New Ruralism," the 166-acre Agritopia neighborhood east of Phoenix mixes gardens, pastures, orchards, restaurants, lush trails, and more with historically inspired homes designed to bring neighbors together.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 18, 2009, 9am PST
When Borton and Welsh found 90 acres bordering a national forest near Whitehall, Montana, they parked a trailer, dug in, and began building Sage Mountain Center, a combination of cordwood and straw bale, powered off-grid by the sun and wind.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 17, 2009, 5am PST
The master plan for Salem, Oregon's Pringle Creek Community is ambitious, says Jim Fitzsimons, incorporating mixed-use, sustainable development with the community-enhancing aspects of old city neighborhoods.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 14, 2009, 6am PST
Terrain.org takes a look at Plum Creek, a New Urbanist development outside Austin, TX that added 1,400 households to a town that had only 4,000 people in the mid-1990s.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>The Department of Energy is proposing to construct massive "energy corridors", land designated solely for the purpose of energy conduction like oil, hydrogen and electricity.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 16, 2008, 5am PST
<p>There is growing evidence that the gravest peril for ocean species may be posed by “the other CO2 problem” — acidification of the world’s oceans as a consequence of the influx of carbon dioxide generated by human activities.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 15, 2008, 6am PST
<p>"Sky islands" are a globally unique convergence — the north-south overlap of two major cordilleras spanning the temperate and subtropical latitudes, covering some 40 distinct mountain ranges in the southwestern U.S. But they are at risk.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 14, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A new approach to urbanism in suburban Atlanta, the Tributary community is based on a mixed-use master plan integrating and interconnecting a range of residential neighborhoods, a village center, a town center, and more.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
January 13, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Located seven miles south of the town of Loreto in Baja California Sur, the Villages of Loreto Bay is an 8,000-acre new urbanist development that strives to be North America’s largest sustainable resort development.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 20, 2007, 10am PDT
<p>The idea of aging in community honors the elder stage of life as one with gifts and challenges. It encourages creation of caring neighborhoods and networks that provide for affordable, quality housing to support future needs and new opportunities.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 18, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Greensboro's Southside neighborhood, a 10-acre revitalization project, features restored historic homes, live-work units, corner retail, a central transit stop, and a metamorphosis of the once-blighted neighborhood into a vibrant community.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 16, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>When residents of Denver's Curtis Park neighborhood learned of a plan to build an apartment complex on a small lot, they formed the Curtis Park Investors Group (CPIG) to purchase the land. Then they built something else.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
July 13, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Austin's artists, arts organizations, and creative businesses contribute to the vibrancy, help define the identity, and sustain and grow the city's diverse cultures, especially in the burgeoning Second Street District.</p>
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
September 22, 2006, 8am PDT
During its short history, the University of New Mexico at Taos has developed a campus spirit that reflects and complements its surrounding community and environment.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments