Great Place Wednesday: Sugar House Streetcar Greenway, Salt Lake City, UT

VODA’s been involved with an exciting new project, one of Salt Lake City’s future Great Places, the Sugar House Streetcar Greenway.  Many groups, municipalities, and organizations have been working for years to see this project come about, and everyone’s excited to see the project finally under construction.  We’ve been working with the great design team[…]

Jackson Elementary Community Garden; Salt Lake City, UT

Here at VODA we’re passionate about the power of community gardens. A community garden is not only a place to grow healthy, nutritious food, but also a place where people learn about the earth’s systems and cycles, where a deeper understanding of our connection to the earth can be instilled, and also a place where[…]

10.11.12 Lecture Series THURSDAY: Keith Bartholomew, “Bounding Uncertainty: Scenario Analysis and Peak Oil”

Keith Bartholomew, “Bounding Uncertainty: Scenario Analysis and Peak Oil” Date – March 8, 2012 Time – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Place – The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, Utah Part of the 10.11.12. Lecture Series, which features 10 urban planning professors in 2011-12. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The future[…]

Living Community: Panel Discussion Tomorrow at the SLC Main Library!

  Don’t miss a panel discussion from leaders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, discussing “Living Community”!  The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) is a member-based, advocacy organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. People + Place + Stewardship LIVING COMMUNITY Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium |[…]

IN PROGRESS: TERI’s Campus of Life, San Marcos, CA

VODA’s been working with a great new client for the last couple months in San Marcos, California.  The TERI organization serves the needs of people with autism, with a range of educational and vocational training opportunities.  We’ve been working with TERI to assist in planning a new 20-acre campus in San Marcos, incorporating landscapes of[…]

Why everything you think about road safety is wrong:

An idea pioneered in Holland has arrived in England–removing all signage, striping, and mode separation of the public street, improving safety for everyone. “The idea underlining the project  is that when nannying rules and orders – in the form of countless signs, traffic signals and barriers – are removed, motorists take more personal responsibility for[…]

Great Place Wednesday: The Green Necklace; Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb is one of Europe’s most un-appreciated cities. An ancient capitol for the “Southern Slavs” (Yugoslavia), the city bears all the beauty of hundreds of years as a major city in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  A series of parks surrounding the center of the city have come to be called Zagreb’s Green Necklace, home to stately[…]