Built to Last – everything old is new again

Despite the confusion between “less” and “fewer”, the correct plural of “cul-de-sac”, and other grammatical anomalies, this award-winning 3-minute video is still a good way to present an idea.

We’re fortunate to live in a community that was established before the automobile age, so many of these qualities already exist in Northfield. With thoughtful choices, we can see to it that the benefits of this kind of development are extended to all Northfielders, not just those who live close to downtown.


  1. Jerry Bilek said:

    that’s a cool video. tell me you didn’t find it via twittter?

    May 21, 2009
  2. Tracy Davis said:

    I hate to tell you, Jerry, but that’s where I first saw it. It wasn’t until Bill Ostrem called it to my attention again that I decided it was post-worthy on LoGro and might be of interest to others.

    May 21, 2009
  3. Jerry Bilek said:

    I figured as much. one of these days, but not yet. still a cool video. it brings to mind the book Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. the authors argue this new urbanism is no more expensive to develop, but actually increases value long term. now if only someone in town were selling utilitarian bikes.

    May 21, 2009
  4. Tracy Davis said:

    Major thread drift, Jerry, but check this out:

    Air Force [finally] speaks out over the future of GPS… on Twitter

    The Guardian (UK) recently ran an article about a report by the US gov’t that the future of GPS may be in jeopardy due to overspending and mismanagement.

    Since we reported the details earlier this week, the story has spread far and wide – but the US Air Force (which is responsible for the upkeep of the constellation of satellites that provides GPS) has been almost silent.

    Until now.

    On Thursday the Air Force made its first proper statements holding a press conference (of sorts) on Twitter.

    May 22, 2009

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