The Impact of Street Trees and Landscaping

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By: Owiso Makuku | October 9, 2018

This article is part of our discussion on Good, Healthy Neighborhoods.

I think that we can generally agree that a “good” neighborhood is healthy and that a “healthy” neighborhood is, generally, good. But what does this mean?

Why Vermont Innovation Commons at Cambrian Rise is an Appropriate Fit

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By: Owiso Makuku | June 13, 2018

Call it the Law of Attraction.

As I sit re-reading a 2014 article from the Brookings Institution, “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America,” I realize that it was inevitable that Vermont Innovation Commons...

The Complete Guide to Cambrian Rise FAQs

Mixed-Use Neighborhoods: What Are They, and What Are the Benefits?

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By: Owiso Makuku | February 10, 2018

A "mixed-use neighborhood" is defined by encompassing areas of a city or town that contain both housing and commercial/retail spaces.

They come in many scales – from mid-town Manhattan in New York City, to Main Street in Vergennes, Bristol, or...

Winter Fun for Non-Skiers in Vermont

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By: Owiso Makuku | December 7, 2017

Vermont is home to the beautiful Green Mountains and, to most, conjures images of alpine skiers and cross-country ski trails. Whether you don’t ski or if you feel like hanging up your skis for a day, take advantage of the wide array of “other”...

Living Alone: Your Guide to a Safe and Cozy Home

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By: Owiso Makuku | October 28, 2017

Whether you’re looking to go solo after living with a significant other, the kids are moving on, or you’re simply sick of having roommates, living on your own can be the best time of your life! Finding a space you love is the first step. Here are...