Great suburban locations offer a lifestyle that blends comfort and access. That doesn’t change with the addition of an urban-style town center. In fact, a central hub like the one we’ve created in Glassboro can act as a magnet for the entire surrounding population, bringing people together not just to eat and drink with friends, but also to organize and attend larger cultural events. A town center can actually strengthen the fabric and identity of a suburb, not damage it.Read More
Right now, in the sleepy South Jersey borough of Glassboro, a chunk of Instant Urbanism has sprung full-blown from what had been a residential neighborhood right smack in the center of town, well away from any freeway.
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A public-private partnership is helping to create a walkable downtown in Glassboro, New Jersey, and, in doing so, tying the town's culture to that of its university.Read More
The ceremonial opening of the buildings — called the "A3" phase of construction — is the second to last piece of the puzzle for the 26-acre plot Glassboro set aside to redevelop the downtown zone. More than 90 houses — including many fraternities and sororities — were razed to make room for the project.Read More
Ever wonder what the "topping off" ceremony is? The story goes that when people in Scandinavian countries were building their homes, they would celebrate the setting of the last and highest wood beam. It was customary to mark the occasion with a meal for all the workers and a toast to continued successRead More