A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2021


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Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Interest



America’s Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians

In the U.S., pedestrian fatalities have climbed 35 percent since 2008.



The Ultimate Guide to Creating Walkable Streets

The “Strong Towns” - compiled guide to building slower, more walkable streets.



Filling In: Room for Revival in Spokane

Appreciating and saving the corner store.




Why I hate living in my tiny house

Small backyard houses get a lot of attention as a solution to the housing crisis, but it’s a different idea in theory than it is when you try to put it into practice.




“Gentle Density” can Save Our Neighborhoods

Many single-family neighborhoods could easily yield more affordable housing if land use rules allowed “gentle” increases in density, such as townhomes, two- to four-family homes, and small-scale apartment or condominium buildings.





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