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ROBUST GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT MANDATING PARKING

ROBUST GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT MANDATING PARKING What happens when you get rid of minimum parking requirements in a downtown district while also adding 4,500 people to the downtown? Many would suggest that adding so many people in a short time while removing parking minimums would be bad for businesses because parking spaces would be…

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Oxnard Community College District

Oxnard Community College District   Sounds great, doesn’t it. The VCCCD is building a beautiful new Ventura campus like gangbusters – yet our style conscious Oxnard youth are being shortchanged with an unappealing campus and limited class offerings. WHY?   There are many more Oxnard CC students than in any other part of the county – yet the technical…

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The Five Cs of Neighborhood Planning

The Five Cs of Neighborhood Planning This is a brilliant article on Placemaking by CNU-CA’s Howard Blackson. It’s a short easy read if you skim it – it’s a deep treatise on Placemaking if you think about each of the C’s and how it applies to your daily civic meanderings and our city. How does Oxnard…

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The Public Realm

The Public Realm Complete streets are more than bike lanes, crosswalks, sidewalks, and vehicle lanes; they are buildings that engage the people in the right of way. Well-designed plazas, squares, and greens are framed by landscape design and architecture that relates to local culture, history, and climate. New urbanists have long advanced the idea that…