Ideas and News

Standford

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
Stanford University’s Main Quadrangle The main quadrangle at Stanford University seems at once a classic academic setting and a place rooted in its California context. These two responses to the design are a clear indication of the successful blending of ideas that began the university. Leland Stanford was a successful California businessman and politician; his […]
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Panama

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
Panama When the Panama Canal was constructed in the early 20th century, it was an engineering marvel and the result of a complex mixture of political intrigue, ambition, vision and new technology. It was not a project designed to enhance the natural environment or preserve unique habitat. But the Canal’s locks use huge amounts of […]
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Women in Paucartambo

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
Women in Paucartambo, Peru Paucartambo is a small village in the Peruvian Andes. It’s a traditional market town, particularly known for selling potatoes grown on the terraces that march up the region’s steep mountain slopes. Women have been selling potatoes here, in much this same way, for generations. This potato market seems a far cry […]
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Chiricahua Mountains

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
Arizona’s Chiricahua Mountains I love the dramatic views and the wide open spaces of the Western U.S. This view of the Chiricahuas changes depending on the time of day, the season and the weather – and its reflection in the pond is changed by wind and water levels as well. These mountains have been the […]
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Beautiful Brazil

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
Brazil is beautiful at this time of year. We’re looking forward to sharing our stories and photos from our visit.
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Adventures in Brazil

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 18, 2019
We are currently on an amazing adventure in Brazil! Looking forward to sharing stories and photos with our circles.
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Today’s News

  • Posted by admin
  • On November 3, 2019
We have added a new section on our website: Ideas and News. Leave your comments here or there and tell us what you think. Check it out!
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Charles Stevens Dilbeck and North Texas

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 When I was involved with Dallas’ Trinity River revitalization, one of the first champions to follow through on our vision of what the area could become was a developer named Monte Anderson.  He bought an old hotel in West Dallas, renovated it, and reopened it as the Belmont Hotel.  The view of […]
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City of Lewisville Development Code Overhaul — Community Open House

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019. Lewisville residents and property owners came to a Community Open House this evening to find out about the major changes in the zoning component of the City’s development code overhaul.  The session at the MCL Grand included a presentation highlighting key changes, but most of the time was spent in discussions at […]
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APA Texas 2019 Award Winners

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019. The American Planning Association Texas Chapter will recognize plans and projects at its annual conference in November.  Strategic Community Solutions LLC is very pleased to have been a part of several award-winning projects!     The City of McKinney’s ONE McKinney 2040 plan is one of two award-winners in the Comprehensive Plan […]
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See you in Waco?

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On August 1, 2019
Here’s the first tale, written for the American Planning Association Texas Chapter: A Tale from August 2019
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