Monthly Archives: August 2012

Now coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

“Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place” “Demand for walkable urban space extends beyond city centers to suburbs; why is there an urbanization of the suburbs? Some baby boomers want to sell their large suburban houses and move to a walkable … Continue reading


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Oh goody, another “drive-thru”…

Well, it’s probably better than finding out that another business “went under” or left town: Panera Bread Round Lake Beach Drive-Thru Now Open! On Wednesday, November 9, the Panera Bread® Round Lake Beach bakery-café celebrated the opening of their new … Continue reading

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Sources: Sprawl Repair Manual

One of the pre-eminent experts in suburban redevelopment, Galina Tachieva is the author of the “Sprawl Repair Manual“: We’ll be using it as one of our main references in the coming months because “Perception is Reality“! One of the aspects of dealing … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Suburbia…

… can be felt in small-town America. Just sit on a bench in downtown Round Lake Beach for a half-hour some evening… sit and watch. ——————————————————————— James Howard Kunstler calls suburban sprawl “the greatest misallocation of resources the world has … Continue reading

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Let’s start with a walk…

So much I could say about “walking”, but none of it said as well as this gentleman. Now, what to do about walkability issues in Round Lake Beach… THAT we’ll have PLENTY to talk about! Walking and walkable neighborhoods in-and-of … Continue reading

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