Robin, to the north on the latter part of your walk is a development called Charleston Place.
It is a small but good example of a new form of urban design called "New Urbanism".
Mizner Park in Boca, CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Celebration in Orlando and Seaside in the Panhandle are other good examples.
A really quick & enjoyable way to learn about new urbanism is to watch the movie "The Truman Story" which is set in Seaside.
Principles of new urbanism include higher density, mixed commercial & residential uses, and other features which you can pick up in the links below.
The links with the red arrow on the left are the ones I think are most useful, but I am prejudiced because I was part of the team that designed Dodoma, Tanzania.
This is a world-wide phenomenon as you can see in the Wikipedia page of examples.
One of the leading proponents of new urbanism is a firm in Miami led by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyderbek who are husband and wife, and they designed many of the Florida examples.
I am thinking that if you learn about this it might help you create a niche for the renewal of your sales work and I think you would find it fun.
I'll be happy to talk more with you about it. If you click on "E-Mail" on this website your message should come to me. Enjoy.... and Happy Thanksgiving.
Urban Form (18 links)
- Predicting the Future: Heres What Our Homes May Be Like in 100 Years (Todd Jaquith, 20160303, Samsung, 1)
- Have We Reached Peak Sprawl ? (Emily Badger, 20131002, theatlanticcities.com, 5)
- Planet of Cities (review of new book by Shlomo Angel) (David R. Godschalk, 20130419, Urban Land Institute, 5)
- The New| New Urbanism (Erin Chantry, 20130127, helmofthepublicrealm.com, 1)
- Mitigating the environmental paradox of smart growth: softening urban density (Kaid Benfield, 20121126, Swithboard, 5)
- The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams (, 20121109, TheAtlanticCities.com, 2)
- In an Austere Era| Sprawl is Simply Too Costly (William Fulton, 20121019, , 3)
- The Great Brooklyn Bait-and-Switch (Roberta Brandes Gratz, 20121005, , 3)
- The Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces (Jay Walljasper, 20120830, , 3)
- A Burning Question for Sun Belt Cities (Mary Newsom, 20120810, , 3)
- Dodoma Plan: City Form (PPA Ltd, Toronto, Macklin Hancock, 19760000, Plan for a New Capital City, 1)
- Dodoma Plan: Urban Design And Image (PPA Ltd, Toronto, Macklin Hancock, 19760000, Plan for a New Capital City, 1)
- Trying To Solve Albuquerques Sprawl By Building A Development The Size Of Manhattan (Stan Alcorn, 2013, fastcoexist.com, 1)
- Principles of New Urbanism (, , newurbanism.org, 2)
- List of examples of New Urbanism (, , Wikipedia, 2)
- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/opinion/krugman-stranded-by-sprawl.html (, , , 1)
- http://www.facebook.com/newurbanism (, , , 1)
- Recommended Reading on Smart Growth| Sprawl & Sustainable Development (New Urbanism) (, , Placemakers.com, 1)