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Activity: Submit a Photo of an Evolving Neighborhood
Activity: Submit a Photo of an Evolving Neighborhood

Chapters one and two discuss the “spooky wisdom” of cities and the ways that humans incrementally adapted them to our needs as habitat. 

In this activity, submit a photo of a place in your community with a brief description that has evolved/adapted over time, or that illustrates one of the “spooky” principles of traditional development described in the book, such as cognitive architecture.


 

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First Floor of Home Transformed into a Restaurant, Apartment.

In the early 1980s, my landlord and his wife purchased the building above: a three-story house in one of Denton's core neighborhoods. As my landlord has described to me, throughout the following decades, his wife always dreamed aloud of opening... (More)

Co-housing Community

In the property immediately behind ours, three lots that had previously been zoned for single-family dwellings are being developed into a cohousing community with 11 small cottages, a community house, and two huge community gardens. Also as part of the... (More)

ADU

My wife and I live in an old mill village that has seen some revitalization efforts over the past 17 years. We love the idea of housing and community and used to sit on our front porch and talk about... (More)

Industrial neighborhood evolving to an interesting mix of activities despite local government neglect.

This is a collage of photos of the Packinghouse District in suburban Sarasota, Florida. It's an informal name (not recognized by local government as far as I know) for a cluster of popular businesses in an out-of-the-way, mostly industrial area... (More)