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A sensible approach to urban development.

A sensible approach to urban development.

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“Urban Design is concerned with the practice of designing, repurposing and revitalizing 3-dimensional places. These place types are described inCharter of the New Urbanism principles, as, “The neighborhood, the district, and the corridor are the essential elements of development and redevelopment in the metropolis. They form identifiable areas — centers, edges and in-between — that encourage citizens to take responsibility for their maintenance and evolution. Neighborhoods should be compact, pedestrian-friendly, and mixed-use. Districts generally emphasize a special single use, such as airports, campuses, and industry. Corridors are regional connectors of neighborhoods and districts; they range from boulevards and rail lines to rivers and parkways.” Personally, I add ‘downtowns’ as another essential element of city-making.”

Pedeestrian-friendly should lead to car-free in actual communities where cars can be relegated to the periphery just as they are at malls or stadiums.

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The Less Real Difference The More Polarization and other Suggestions

Nations should fade. Regions should flourish. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Metro sprawl should fade. Compact cities should flourish. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Society should fade. Communities should flourish. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Languages should be preserved. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Customs should be preserved. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Celebratory events should be preserved. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Holidays should be preserved and enhanced. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

Gadgets are a phase.  #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness

 

The less real difference the more polarization. #estoquotes

 

Cybercommunities are the neighborhoods of vital cybercities. #cybercommunities

 

#tolerance #democracy #helpfulness are Twitter hashtags that lead to tweets you should re-tweet to help spread the active values that will help create the nonviolent democratic revolution of this century.

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Tolerance, Democracy and Helpfulness are Ontological Active Values

ZurkerThere are many words such as freedom and even love which we might consider, but the three I favor all have one quality – not just their universality but their specificity. Love and freedom do not lead to specific conclusions in the same way that these three terms do. Love and freedom cannot stand alone in the same way. They need a predicate to be clear. Freedom to choose is different than freedom to do harm. Tolerance is understood to be both strength and acceptance. I would include freedom in a list of universal qualities or states of being. One who is tolerant is free, etc. I am not saying I am right but I feel the words I have chosen work. 

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Three hashtags to change the world. A Twitter Strategy.

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Three hashtags to change the world. A Twitter Strategy.

Philanthropy and capitalism and nationalism are the three pillars of a dysfunctional world.  #tolerance #democracy  #helpfulness.

We need a democratic wave of individuals everywhere who affirm #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness.

Philanthropy should become the struggle for human rights. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness.

Capitalism needs to get behind #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness.

Nationalism needs to diminish in the interests of a non-violent war-free world. #tolerance #democracy #helpfulness.

#Tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness is not utopian.  It is hard-nosed realism.

#Tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness. is not collectivism, it is ethical individualism.

To achieve the goal of world change, spread #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness.

Use #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness individually or together to raise ethical consciousness.

Clicking on #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness. will lead you to tweets you should retweet.

Tweets with #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness focus on breaking human rights issues around the world.

#Tolerance is a universal value all persons should affirm and practice.

#Democracy is the best way for human beings to create fair and constitutional self-government.

#Helpfulness is the conscious reduction of measurable harm.

#tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness are the three active values of a valid universal ethic.

Make these hashtags your signature to create change in this century – #tolerance #democracy  and #helpfulness.

Stephen C. Rose.

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