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On COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Desire for Public Space

For all of its challenges and heartbreak, COVID-19 has given us a glimpse of what could be possible. Streets are empty of cars commuting to work, school, and errands. The air is cleaner than it’s been in decades due to dramatically reduced amounts of driving. More people are out walking now than ever before – to stretch their legs, enjoy …

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CPTED and Us: A New Tool for Livable Communities

Congratulations to WALKSacramento staff Molly and Alicia for receiving their Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Professional Designations this month! Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach that prioritizes design strategies in the built environment to create safe spaces and deter criminal activity. While born through the law enforcement field, we’ve found that …

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What We’re Reading 12.21.18

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City of Sacramento Approves Car Wash in Transit Oriented Development – Here’s Why We’re Concerned

On Thursday, May 24th, the City of Sacramento Planning & Design Commission approved the development of a Quick Quack Car Wash in the College Square South site on Bruceville Road just east of Cosumnes River College. The project site is within 1/4 of a mile of a light rail station and designated as a Transit …

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Better Walking and Biking in Development: Development Review Update

Most of us walk every day. Some people walk for recreation and some for transportation, some because we choose to walk and some because it’s the only option. Everyday walking occurs outdoors on sidewalks and street shoulders, on multi-use and bike trails, through parks and parking lots, and indoors within rooms and hallways and on …

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