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  • Beyond Sprawl: Not Your Mother's Suburb - Arizona Public Media
    lot of cleaning Not to mention she adds the air conditioning and heating and water and gas prices that accompany 2 500 square feet in a suburb As the cost of these necessities and amenities are rising demographer Arthur C Nelson at the University of Utah says our wages are not We ended the 2000s at a lower per capita income in real purchasing power terms than we started the 2000s Nelson said And all the studies I see indicate that we won t come back to the 2000 level maybe until 2020 maybe not until 2030 maybe never So for economic reasons like this in addition to environmental and demographic projections the students found that we ll need to share more living space in the future as well as the cost of maintaining the space To do this Warman says we re going to have to know each other PHOTO Courtesy Whitney Warman with direction from Milagros Zingoni As part of their redesign ASU students retrofitted one of the swimming pools into a skate park Their denser design will allow three times as many residents to live in the cul de sac in 2030 as do now This is not how it is right now Current cul de sac resident Sabrina Mitchell tells us she doesn t know anyone on the block and that she likes it this way she and her family like to live quietly and keep to themselves I mean it s good to know your neighbor and know that you guys have each other s back if anything was to happen Mitchell said But we re pretty much in here Everyone is pretty much by themselves So Warman is asking a lot She basically wants to take this street where the only reported social interaction is hypothetical and turn it into a place where people live in private units a quarter the size of the current houses with more shared public space and proximity to buses and jobs The suburbs may not look this way right now But Nelson the Utah demographer says that as much as one third of the current American population wants something very similar Twenty five percent or 33 percent want a smaller lot within walking distance of transit stations or working opportunities or shops the professor said Thirty years ago it might have been 10 percent So the fact that a quarter to a third want something different is a real dramatic change Even though home builders in Arizona are now building only a mere tenth of what they were building during the recent housing boom they re not necessarily building smaller denser units that are closer to transportation and amenities PHOTO Courtesy Donna Niemann and Claudia Hartman Donna Niemann left and Claudia Hartman travelled 2 500 miles last summer to visit more than 20 co housing communities all across the country They re using what they found to be the best practices from these communities to design their own

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  • Beyond Sprawl: The Southwest Zombie Problem - Arizona Public Media
    zip codes in major Sun Belt cities saw population declines according to his research People are leaving Hollander said And all the houses and the infrastructure that supports those houses it doesn t just disappear Places like suburban Phoenix Southern California and Nevada were particularly hard hit but those places have done little to confront the problem Hollander said They haven t done a good job rethinking uses for the unused infrastructure If you don t do a good job it further destabilizes the neighborhood the professor said It further creates a cycle of disinvestment Hollander points to Rust Belt cities that languished for a generation before recognizing the depths of their anemia In the West a comparison between Detroit and Phoenix is a hard sell PHOTO Peter O Dowd An aerial view of Phoenix reflects the far flung development of Arizona s Sun Corridor I tend to assume that we will grow again said Jim Holway from the Tucson based Sonoran Institute a group that promotes sustainable development in the Rocky Mountain region Is it possible the forces that drove the growth in the West really have come to an end and we re going to face decline I think it s unlikely but I can t say it s impossible said Holway a longtime planner in the region Certainly this is a time for creative thinking And there is creative thinking Holway says letting land go back to nature farming and parks is one solution for the most unattractive zombies Farmers across the country are reclaiming land from developers according to the Wall Street Journal One Arizona dairy farm paid 8 million for a large alfalfa field that developers had planned to use for houses The land had fallen into foreclosure Some of these far flung subdivisions people really do want them to go away the planner said Holway believes the defunct land closest to the urban core still has a chance Some day demand will breathe life back into the market and just as planned the dirt will become new houses There is a third alternative Re plan A Chance to Breathe in Maricopa Ariz During the housing boom the city of Maricopa came to life Literally The town was incorporated in 2003 Local government issued 600 housing permits a month according to Development Services Director Brent Billingsley One month it issued 900 At the future site of a Catholic church land once set aside for new homes in Maricopa Ariz has been rezoned for mixed use development Now Billingsley can easily find empty dirt lots in his city Many of them have the development infrastructure in place sidewalks hydrants and land bladed for new roads Everyone has taken this turn this chance this opportunity to catch our breath and take a look at how we want to grow in the future Billingsley said as he stood on a dirt lot once set aside for 182 homes PHOTO Peter O Dowd At the future site of a

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  • Today's Radio, Archive - Start - Arizona Public Media
    2011 Beyond Sprawl Not Your Mother s Suburb Part 2 of the Fronteras Desk series talks to students learning from today s housing to reimagine tomorrow s communities Dec 13 2011 Beyond Sprawl The Southwest Zombie Problem Part 1 of the Fronteras Desk series explores how Southwestern cities cope with planned communities that never were Dec 12 2011 previous 1 next Selected Archive Filters 1 5 of 5 collection categories click any filter to remove it Sprawl Available Archive Filters click any filter to add it Animals Arizona Arts and Life Astronomy Arizona State University Books Border Crisis Business Cannabis Civil Rights Pima County Culture Davis Monthan Air Force Base Dímelo Downtown Tucson Drugs Economy Education Election 2015 Election 2016 Entertainment Environment Events Classical Extempore Fire Food Government Health Medicine History Immigration Jobs Justice System Kids Law Enforcement Legislature LGBT Metro Week Military Mining Monsoon Museums Music State National Parks Native American News Opinion Parks People and Places Pima Community College Politics Raytheon Religion Science Solar Solar on the Rise sound fiction Space Space Science Sports The Stairwell Sessions Streetcar Taxes Teachers Voices Technology Transportation Tucson University of Arizona Higher Education U S Veterans Water Weather Wildlife Contact AZPM Connect

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  • Today's Radio, Archive - Start - Arizona Public Media
    Dec 13 2011 Beyond Sprawl The Southwest Zombie Problem Part 1 of the Fronteras Desk series explores how Southwestern cities cope with planned communities that never were Dec 12 2011 previous 1 next Selected Archive Filters 1 3 of 3 collection categories click any filter to remove it Arizona Sprawl Available Archive Filters click any filter to add it Animals Arts and Life Astronomy Arizona State University Books Border Crisis Business Cannabis Civil Rights Pima County Culture Davis Monthan Air Force Base Dímelo Downtown Tucson Drugs Economy Education Election 2015 Election 2016 Entertainment Environment Events Classical Extempore Fire Food Government Health Medicine History Immigration Jobs Justice System Kids Law Enforcement Legislature LGBT Metro Week Military Mining Monsoon Museums Music State National Parks Native American News Opinion Parks People and Places Pima Community College Politics Raytheon Religion Science Solar Solar on the Rise sound fiction Space Space Science Sports The Stairwell Sessions Streetcar Taxes Teachers Voices Technology Transportation Tucson University of Arizona Higher Education U S Veterans Water Weather Wildlife Contact AZPM Connect About AZPM Support Compliance ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA MAIL P O Box 210067 Tucson AZ 85721 0067 PHONE 520 621 5828 TOLL FREE 800 521 5828 FAX 520 621

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    center in Tucson thought to be the oldest in the state Jan 22 2015 previous 1 next Selected Archive Filters 1 2 of 2 collection categories click any filter to remove it Business Sprawl Available Archive Filters click any filter to add it Animals Arizona Arts and Life Astronomy Arizona State University Books Border Crisis Cannabis Civil Rights Pima County Culture Davis Monthan Air Force Base Dímelo Downtown Tucson Drugs Economy Education Election 2015 Election 2016 Entertainment Environment Events Classical Extempore Fire Food Government Health Medicine History Immigration Jobs Justice System Kids Law Enforcement Legislature LGBT Metro Week Military Mining Monsoon Museums Music State National Parks Native American News Opinion Parks People and Places Pima Community College Politics Raytheon Religion Science Solar Solar on the Rise sound fiction Space Space Science Sports The Stairwell Sessions Streetcar Taxes Teachers Voices Technology Transportation Tucson University of Arizona Higher Education U S Veterans Water Weather Wildlife Contact AZPM Connect About AZPM Support Compliance ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA MAIL P O Box 210067 Tucson AZ 85721 0067 PHONE 520 621 5828 TOLL FREE 800 521 5828 FAX 520 621 3360 EMAIL Contact Us Live Events AZPM E newsletter AZPM on Facebook AZPM on Twitter AZPM

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    22 2015 previous 1 next Selected Archive Filters 1 1 of 1 collection categories click any filter to remove it History Sprawl Available Archive Filters click any filter to add it Animals Arizona Arts and Life Astronomy Arizona State University Books Border Crisis Business Cannabis Civil Rights Pima County Culture Davis Monthan Air Force Base Dímelo Downtown Tucson Drugs Economy Education Election 2015 Election 2016 Entertainment Environment Events Classical Extempore Fire Food Government Health Medicine Immigration Jobs Justice System Kids Law Enforcement Legislature LGBT Metro Week Military Mining Monsoon Museums Music State National Parks Native American News Opinion Parks People and Places Pima Community College Politics Raytheon Religion Science Solar Solar on the Rise sound fiction Space Space Science Sports The Stairwell Sessions Streetcar Taxes Teachers Voices Technology Transportation Tucson University of Arizona Higher Education U S Veterans Water Weather Wildlife Contact AZPM Connect About AZPM Support Compliance ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA MAIL P O Box 210067 Tucson AZ 85721 0067 PHONE 520 621 5828 TOLL FREE 800 521 5828 FAX 520 621 3360 EMAIL Contact Us Live Events AZPM E newsletter AZPM on Facebook AZPM on Twitter AZPM on Youtube AZPM on Google AZPM on Instagram AZPM News on Twitter

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    2015 previous 1 next Selected Archive Filters 1 1 of 1 collection categories click any filter to remove it Jobs Sprawl Available Archive Filters click any filter to add it Animals Arizona Arts and Life Astronomy Arizona State University Books Border Crisis Business Cannabis Civil Rights Pima County Culture Davis Monthan Air Force Base Dímelo Downtown Tucson Drugs Economy Education Election 2015 Election 2016 Entertainment Environment Events Classical Extempore Fire Food Government Health Medicine History Immigration Justice System Kids Law Enforcement Legislature LGBT Metro Week Military Mining Monsoon Museums Music State National Parks Native American News Opinion Parks People and Places Pima Community College Politics Raytheon Religion Science Solar Solar on the Rise sound fiction Space Space Science Sports The Stairwell Sessions Streetcar Taxes Teachers Voices Technology Transportation Tucson University of Arizona Higher Education U S Veterans Water Weather Wildlife Contact AZPM Connect About AZPM Support Compliance ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA MAIL P O Box 210067 Tucson AZ 85721 0067 PHONE 520 621 5828 TOLL FREE 800 521 5828 FAX 520 621 3360 EMAIL Contact Us Live Events AZPM E newsletter AZPM on Facebook AZPM on Twitter AZPM on Youtube AZPM on Google AZPM on Instagram AZPM News on Twitter About

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  • Stairwell Session: Mitzi Cowell - Arizona Public Media
    interview with music Media Player Error Update your browser or Flash plugin Listen to the complete session of songs Media Player Error Update your browser or Flash plugin Track list 01 White Cathedral 02 My Love Is Little Willie John 03 Deep Breath 04 Say Thank You 05 Deathbed Song 06 Something s Rainer Ptacek 07 Skipping Through Space and TIme 08 Giving Son House His Teeth Back 09 The Morning After 10 Doggie Life Mitzi Cowell Guitar Vocals Beverly Seckinger Bass Recorded August 18 2014 Recorded Mixed and Mastered by Jim Blackwood To listen to more artists recorded live on The Stairwell Sessions please click here MORE Arts and Life Music People and Places The Stairwell Sessions Tucson Comment AZPM encourages comments but comments that contain profanity unrelated information threats libel defamatory statements obscenities pornography or that violate the law are not allowed Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed Comments in violation of this policy will be removed Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site By submitting your comments you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Share This f g k t Connect with Mark McLemore Contact Mark McLemore Mark McLemore Host of Arizona Spotlight Reporter Producer NPR 89 1 Related Stories Stairwell Session Carlos Arzate Tucson singer songwriter unveils his spirit through music and looks ahead to a long career trajectory Spotlight Session Nive Nielsen Greenland folk pop singer builds musical bridge to Tucson creates harmonious blend of fanciful melodies and lyrics Stairwell Session Oliver Ray Guitarist songwriter Ray shares previously unrecorded songs from the diary

    Original URL path: https://www.azpm.org/p/radio/2014/12/19/53048-stairwell-session-mitzi-cowell/ (2016-02-12)
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