Archive for March, 2004

Ho-Chunk, Inc.

Monday, March 15th, 2004

We’ve discovered that someone else has accomplished pretty much what we’re setting out to do… a Native American tribe of Winnebago in Winnebago, Nebraska created two companies - one for-profit and one non-profit community development company called Ho-Chunk, Inc. and Ho-Chunk Community Development Center. They’re also actually building a new village based on New Urbanist principles! I made the discovery by reading the recent issue of Inc. Magazine profiling their CEO Lance Morgan. We’ve scheduled a tour with them next week.

Great update from Mitchell Daily Republic

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Seth Tupper, a reporter at Mitchell, S.D.’s daily newspaper - The Daily Republic, has added another well-written article under his belt. See Organizers of proposed new town of Laurent pursue CID. This is a great update on where we are with the landowners and CID.


Single most influential book: The Death and Life…

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2004

JJ_DeathLife.jpgIf anyone came to me and asked me for only one book that would help them understand city planning, I’d easily say you’ve got to read The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. That book alone will change your views on how to best plan our cities. It’s that influential. The book was written in 1960’s and the observations still hold true today. The book is kinda dense reading, though. Not something you’d read quickly.