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LIVE . WORK . PLAY

    r e s o u r c e s:

    1. live where you work, work where you live, play where you live + work
    2. downtown raleigh
    3. seaside, florida
    4. walkscore
    5. green playbook for neighborhoods

    a c t i o n s:

    1. observe historic examples of living above retail stores, laundromats, delis
    2. provide quality mix of food, retail, office + residential to sustain a neighborhood within itself

    ENCOURAGE HOME OFFICE, COMMUNITY OFFICE, INTERNET CAFES

      r e s o u r c e s:

      1. what is telecommuting?

      a c t i o n s:

      1. create office incentives for working at home
      2. offices provide daycare requirements

      DIFFERENT DAY + NIGHT FUNCTIONS

        r e s o u r c e s:

        a c t i o n s:

        1. design buildings that are daycares by day, dance + yoga studio at night
        2. schools by morning, after-care by day

        ADJACENCY TO OPEN + RECREATIONAL SPACE

          r e s o u r c e s:

          1. successful urban open spaces: central park

          a c t i o n s:

          1. provide courtyards + fountains for lunch time picnics in commercial areas
          2. outdoor meeting facilities with various degrees of shelter, trash collection, toilet facilities
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