On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the suburbs.
Published: Walkable Suburbia
Can suburbs be walkable? Our David Dixon and Jason Beske, address how to reshape the suburbs to be more wal...
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