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"How productive a community is in utilizing [land] has a direct bearing on the community's wealth and its capacity to endure."
@clmarohn in @StrongTowns, pg. 139.

Here is Calgary's neighbourhoods' productivity (based on 2020 assessed value/km2), sorted alphabetically.
Here is Calgary's neighbourhoods' productivity sorted by total productivity (highest to lowest). I find this far more interesting than Avenue Magazine's annual ranking of neighbourhoods.
If you want to know about the process, @Chealion sent me a spreadsheet with each neighbourhood's area (thanks!). A friend put this data set in python to add up the value of each property in each community. I combined the two.…
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This Tuesday is #UrbanAffairsBookClub @shelflifeyyc, and we're reading 'Building the Cycling City: the Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality' by @modacitylife. I liked this book so much, I decided to go through it again, and I'll be live-tweeting my experience!
#yycplan #yycwalk and #yycbike tweeps, feel free to follow along.
The authors, Melissa and Chris Bruntlett, decided to take the plunge and do away with car ownership (saving $800 per month!). Carshare was the tipping point, but they mostly stuck to walking, cycling and transit, using rental cars for the occasional road trip.
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