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This is the grave of James Rouse. Born in 1914 in Easton, Maryland, Rouse grew up in a well-off family, though when he was 16, his mother and father both died of different medical aliments. The money was gone too, but he had older siblings. His sister, who had married a naval officer stationed in […]
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The Corporate Suburban Campus

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On April 13, 2016
This is a good piece dissecting the continued dominance of the suburban corporate campus in an age of climate change and higher desire for dense living. What makes this more interesting is that so many of the Silicon Valley companies who are building these huge campuses that require automotive transportation are claiming to change the […]

Ikea Urbanism

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On December 15, 2011

IKEA is proposing to build an entire neighborhood in east London. It’s hard to see what could go wrong with giving this kind of control to a company whose success is based upon yuppie faddism, w

Pastoral Capitalism

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On November 26, 2011
Outstanding Louise Mozingo op-ed on how office parks contribute to sprawl and how any rethinking of urban spaces needs to place limitations on the growth of “pastoral capitalism,” as she calls it. In conclusion: All three steps — a halt to agricultural land conversion, connecting dispersed employment centers with alternative transit, and encouraging downtown development […]
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