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Decentralization, Healthcare
and the 15-Minute City
January 25, 2021

A hot new urbanism topic, the “15-minute city” concept suggests that cities should be designed or redesigned so that daily urban necessities—work, home, food, education, healthcare, parks and so on—are within a 15-minute reach via foot or by bike. In …

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The Changing Trajectory of the American Workplace and the 15-Minute City Model
January 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges that most Americans haven’t had to navigate in their lifetime. One of the most uncharted waters most of us have faced is working from home. Take social distancing, minimal travel and the newfound …

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Exploring the Transportation Ecosystem Within the 15-Minute City
January 25, 2021

 

Ah, the convenience of a “15-minute city.” In imagining what cities might look like in the future, the concept suggests that neighborhoods can fulfill all of our basic needs within a 15-minute walk, bike or short car ride. But …

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Freight Planning on a Local Level: Atlanta Area Freight Cluster Plans
December 14, 2020

There’s an old saying in the trucking industry: “We deliver everything but babies.” And to a certain extent, that is true. Take a look around you. Much of what you see was likely freight cargo at one time.

The subject …

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I Thought I Knew But I Didn’t Know: Design Equity & Acknowledging the Blind Spots
December 8, 2020

When my wife, Kelly, was on maternity leave following the birth of our daughter, Harper, I thought I understood how hard it was for her to be at home with our newborn and our 2-year-old daughter, Sawyer, while I was …

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Using Technology to Design Better and Safer Spaces
November 23, 2020

At Gresham Smith, designing safer environments is a huge priority for our Transportation group—whether it’s safer streets for pedestrians and bikers in urban areas or safer highways and intersections in more rural corners of the country. Safety can be defined …

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Short Medians: An Innovative Solution for Making Florida’s Roads Safer
November 23, 2020

Florida has one of the highest pedestrian death rates in the nation, making roadway safety a top priority for the Florida Department of Transportation. At Gresham Smith, we specialize in roadway safety design, and we are actively working with FDOT …

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Shifting Gears During COVID-19: An Active Transportation Response for Car-Dependent Cities
November 23, 2020

Our transportation networks are the lifeblood of our cities. With each pulse, they exist to support the safe and efficient movement of people and goods from one place to another, connecting us to the ones we love and places we …

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The Break Room: What was the most important lesson you learned during your time in the service that influences you today?
November 10, 2020

Veterans Day is about honoring the sacrifice of the brave service members who proudly served in our nation’s armed forces. It’s a day dedicated to remembering that freedom isn’t free and to expressing gratitude to those who have protected our …