Author Archives: Ed Fuhrmann

Our Former Applebee’s

[This post was started before the recent announcement about the re-purposing of the former RLB Applebee’s building. If this reads like it starts out in one direction, then changes course and heads another way, well… that’s exactly what happened.] Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Repairing the “Fabric” of our Lives

Sorry, could’t help but borrow the line from the old Cotton marketing campaign. We’re going to take a very quick look at “Repair” and “Recycle” from the “R”s of Sustainability. (Reduce / Re-use / Recycle / Repair / Repurpose / Rehome) as they … Continue reading

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Webinar: Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement

Webinar: “Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement” Date: Thursday July 03, 2014 & Thursday July 17, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required) The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) presents a two-part Thursday webinar series … Continue reading

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Form-based vs Use-based code Example 1

[We’re going to look at a circumstance in neighboring Antioch IL as an opportunity to learn why using the CORRECT “Code” for planning and building a village is so important!] If you’ve lived in this area for any amount of … Continue reading

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About Hardee’s Bike Rack…

[ The Round Lake Bicycle Club asked if we could post this on their behalf, since they don’t have their website/blog up and running yet. This is a very relatable topic, so of course we said “Yes!” ] The Short … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening – 1

Weeks with weather like we’re having now are considered AWESOME by those of us who practice a type of Tactical Urbanism called “Guerrilla Gardening“. This involves private individuals and small groups taking action to covertly re-green and add value to … Continue reading

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Online Conversation: “Putting Technology to Work in Building Community”

Online Conversation: “Putting Technology to Work in Building Community” Who: Peter Block and John McKnight, authors of “The Abundant Community” When: Tues, May 13, Noon – 1PM Central. – FREE – Peter, John and guest Ed Everett (strategist at nextdoor.com) … Continue reading

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Why are OUR parades “Bike Free”?

Some of our group went up to Antioch with our kids last weekend to watch the Easter Parade through town, followed by lots of kid-friendly, post-parade activity at Williams Park at the end of the route. One of the parade … Continue reading

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Webinar: Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling

Webinar: “Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling” Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required HERE)  The National Center for Safe Routes to School is pleased to offer the … Continue reading

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Why “Reimagine” Round Lake Beach?

Why is it “Reimagine” Round Lake Beach? Many reasons, most of which we’ve covered in this blog, and on our Facebook page, over the last year… but here’s one more. From Leigh Gallagher, author of “The End of the Suburbs: … Continue reading

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