At the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit, keynote speaker Emma Littlejohn of the nationally known housing consultancy The Littlejohn Group discussed Brightwalk - an urban inspired and sustainable neighborhood located just one mile outside of center city Charlotte. We're taking a look at what the buzz is all about in this case study.
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Portland embarked on a grand experiment in city planning in 1973: an urban growth boundary containing development within a 22-square-mile area, protecting surrounding farmland and open space. The experience of Portland provides a example for planning in the 21st century, involving issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, and civic participation.