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September 29, 2015, 5am PDT
No single tool builds "walk appeal" as powerfully as sidewalk cafes, which are both a cause and an effect of places we love to walk.
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May 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Steve Mouzon argues that trillions being spent world-wide on skyscrapers could be lost as energy costs rise.
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September 2, 2011, 8am PDT
The town, designed by DPZ Associates, uses traditional building techniques (most of which are completely illegal in US hurricane zones) and fared better in the eye of Hurricane Irene at its strongest point than any other town.
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August 5, 2011, 8am PDT
The location of parked cars can either destroy walkability or enhance it, writes urbanist Steve Mouzon.
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March 21, 2011, 9am PDT
The financial consequences of sprawl are steep, and also broad, affecting budgets in places we might not even think of, writes architect Steve Mouzon.
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April 17, 2010, 11am PDT
When working a charrette in Jamaica, architect Steve Mouzon inadvertently inspired local children to set a recommendation for urban farming to song.
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January 17, 2010, 7am PST
Steven Mouzon reflects on the huge investment a roadside reference like a Waffle House must make in infrastructure versus the relatively low expense for an inner-city restaurant.
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December 31, 2009, 10am PST
New Urbanist Steve Mouzon lists the sustainable building trends to watch out for in the new year, including the growth of live/work spaces and a move towards greater durability.
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November 17, 2008, 10am PST
Architect Stephen A. Mouzon illustrates one way to create solar power without making your home ugly, which he says is imperative to the future of green energy.
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