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Rural Urbanism: dense living on a small scale

March 15, 2012

Some recommended reading from Scot Bathgate – and it’s downloadable for free.

What It’s About and Who It’s For

It’s about business, but not business-as-usual. It’s about cities, but not the big ones. It’s about people. What kind of people? The artists, changemakers, and entrepreneurs redefining our physical space: no to suburban sprawl, yes to revitalized downtowns! It’s about regular people who want to live in walkable communities and strengthen a local economy.  It’s about the dreamers….and the doers.

Skip the text and download it just for the photos! It’s filled with the award-winning photography by Pat Jarrett.

More here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2012 12:00 pm

    With a less bluegrass aesthetic (fewer banjos, more powder), the whole thing could easily come across as very Kootenay…

  2. March 21, 2012 3:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing the “Micropolitan Manifesto”! I think Desmond’s comment is very interesting, too. There probably are similarities between the U.S. mid-Atlantic/Appalachia and rural Canada. Connect with me at or on Facebook/UrbanEscapee.:)

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