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Lessons learned in Dev/Iowa 2015

Last week Dev/Iowa, the nine-week programming course I was part of this summer, wrapped up. Instructor Steve Davis gave a presentation on the program at 1 Million Cups (see that below for an overview of how the course worked) and we pushed our projects live online,... read more

A sneak peek of NewBo West

NewBo West, conveniently located in Czech Village, is a (sort-of) new mixed-use building at 1612 C Street SW. I say sort of new because the “mixed” part of the mixed-use is a two story addition of 10 apartments onto a retail building built in 1951.... read more

Goodnight Earth

Welcome to this weeks urbanist goodreads. I took the name out of the headline because, whatever. I felt like it. Also, I formatted this one differently, more essayish, more quotations. Anyway, here’s your listicle: There’s really no decent argument that climate change... read more

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