Recent Changes for "Outside Magazine Article" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_ArticleRecent Changes of the page "Outside Magazine Article" on Davis Wiki.en-us Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2008-02-11 06:30:33EdHennlinks, format <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;Thin</span>k<span>&nbsp;Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet—but these ten towns are mak</span>ing a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living. </td> <td> <span>+ Think Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet— </span>-<span>- but these ten towns are ma</span>king a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Welcome to the Neighborhood We've found a new way of living </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Welcome to the Neighborhood<span>'''<br> +</span> <span>''</span>We've found a new way of living<span>''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> IMAGINE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INVENT A PERFECT TOWN from scratch. You could choose whatever features you wanted to make it a stimulating and satisfying place to live, and borrow liberally from the best of what other cities have to offer. Anything goes: You might start with French Quarter streets lined with painted-lady Victorians from ["Adventures Outside of Davis" San Francisco]. Maybe a ["Putah Creek" river] runs through it, with bridges and banks very much like the Seine's—except for the Class III rapids in the whitewater park downtown. Solar-powered streetcars whisk commuters through lush ["greenbelts"] to art deco office towers, whose exterior walls double as ["climbing"] gyms. There's free valet parking for bicycles on every block and a free-range chicken in every pot. </td> <td> <span>+</span> IMAGINE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INVENT A PERFECT TOWN from scratch. You could choose whatever features you wanted to make it a stimulating and satisfying place to live, and borrow liberally from the best of what other cities have to offer. Anything goes: You might start with French Quarter streets lined with painted-lady Victorians from ["Adventures Outside of Davis" San Francisco]. Maybe a ["Putah Creek" river] runs through it, with bridges and banks very much like the Seine's—<span>&nbsp;-- </span>except for the Class III rapids in the whitewater park downtown. Solar-powered streetcars whisk commuters through lush ["greenbelts"] to art deco office towers, whose exterior walls double as ["climbing"] gyms. There's free valet parking for bicycles on every block and a free-range chicken in every pot. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If more developments resembled Davis's ["Village Homes"] project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"["<span>E</span>dible <span>Landscaping" edible landscaping</span>]": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to ["bicycles"]: 51 miles of ["Bike Paths" paths] and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If more developments resembled Davis's ["Village Homes"] project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—<span>&nbsp;-- </span>here's a term you don't hear enough—<span>&nbsp;-- </span>"["<span>e</span>dible <span>landscaping"</span>]": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to ["bicycles"]: 51 miles of ["Bike Paths" paths] and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even <span>[http://www.biketalkradio.com/ </span>BikeTalk<span>]</span> on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''PROGRESSIVE CRED:''' If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List<span>&nbsp;and a</span> Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 ["parks"], 20 greenbelt<span>s</span>, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as <span>sculptures.</span> And ["Central Park" Central Park's] year-round ["Farmers Market" farmers' market], says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone." </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''PROGRESSIVE CRED:''' If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a <span>[http://cityofdavis.org/pcs/trees/landmark.cfm </span>Landmark Tree List<span>] and a [http://cityofdavis.org/pcs/trees/master.cfm</span> Master Street Tree List—<span>] -- </span>as well as 31 ["parks"], 20 <span>["the </span>greenbelt<span>" greenbelts]</span>, and a 400-acre man-made <span>["Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Area" </span>wetland<span>]</span>. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as <span>["Town</span> A<span>rt" sculptures]. A</span>nd ["Central Park" Central Park's] year-round ["Farmers Market" farmers' market], says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone." </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''LIVABILITY:''' UC Davis, which employs one out of every three residents, keeps the local scene young and diverse. Land trusts, nonprofits, and green research programs, such as the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, abound. Davis's proximity to the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada means that anything you can do on water, snow, rock, or dirt is never far away. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''LIVABILITY:''' <span>["</span>UC Davis<span>"]</span>, which employs one out of every three residents, keeps the local scene young and diverse. Land trusts, nonprofits, and green research programs, such as the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, abound. Davis's proximity to the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada means that anything you can do on water, snow, rock, or dirt is never far away. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''["I Love Davis" YOU'LL LOVE IT IF:]''' In the standard American turf wars—bike vs. SUV, farm vs. strip mall—you always root for the underdog. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''["I Love Davis" YOU'LL LOVE IT IF:]''' In the standard American turf wars—<span>&nbsp;-- </span>bike vs. SUV, farm vs. strip mall—<span>&nbsp;-- </span>you always root for the underdog. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-09-07 18:54:47PhilipNeustromcopyright/permission q <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Welcome to the Neighborhood<span><br> -</span> We've found a new way of living </td> <td> <span>+</span> Welcome to the Neighborhood We've found a new way of living </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ----<br> + Do we have permission to put this article here?</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-09-07 18:50:37JasonAller <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If more developments resembled Davis's ["Village Homes"] project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"["<span>e</span>dible <span>landscaping"</span>]": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to ["bicycles"]: 51 miles of ["Bike Paths" paths] and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If more developments resembled Davis's ["Village Homes"] project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"["<span>E</span>dible <span>Landscaping" edible landscaping</span>]": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to ["bicycles"]: 51 miles of ["Bike Paths" paths] and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-09-05 16:58:48JasonAlleradded a few links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> IMAGINE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INVENT A PERFECT TOWN from scratch. You could choose whatever features you wanted to make it a stimulating and satisfying place to live, and borrow liberally from the best of what other cities have to offer. Anything goes: You might start with French Quarter streets lined with painted-lady Victorians from ["Adventures Outside of Davis" San Francisco]. Maybe a <span>river</span> runs through it, with bridges and banks very much like the Seine's—except for the Class III rapids in the whitewater park downtown. Solar-powered streetcars whisk commuters through lush <span>greenbelts</span> to art deco office towers, whose exterior walls double as <span>climbing</span> gyms. There's free valet parking for bicycles on every block and a free-range chicken in every pot. </td> <td> <span>+</span> IMAGINE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INVENT A PERFECT TOWN from scratch. You could choose whatever features you wanted to make it a stimulating and satisfying place to live, and borrow liberally from the best of what other cities have to offer. Anything goes: You might start with French Quarter streets lined with painted-lady Victorians from ["Adventures Outside of Davis" San Francisco]. Maybe a <span>["Putah Creek" river]</span> runs through it, with bridges and banks very much like the Seine's—except for the Class III rapids in the whitewater park downtown. Solar-powered streetcars whisk commuters through lush <span>["greenbelts"]</span> to art deco office towers, whose exterior walls double as <span>["climbing"]</span> gyms. There's free valet parking for bicycles on every block and a free-range chicken in every pot. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;To spotlight the new American dream towns, we started with a wish list</span> of <span>criteria: commitment to open space, smart solutions to sprawl and gridloc</span>k<span>, ca</span>n-<span>do community spirit, and an act</span>iv<span>e embrace o</span>f<span>&nbsp;the adventurous life. We loo</span>ke<span>d for green design and green-thinking mayors, thriving farmers' markets</span> and healthy job markets. We found it all—and then some: ten towns that might tempt you to box up your belongings, plus nine more whose bright ideas are well worth stealing. Check out these shining prototypes for what a 21st-century town—what your hometown, perhaps—can be: cleaner, greener, smarter. Better. </td> <td> <span>+ To spotlight the new American dream towns, we started with a wish list of criteria: commitment to ["open space"], smart solutions to sprawl and gridlock, can</span>-<span>do community spirit, and an active embrace</span> of <span>the adventurous life. We loo</span>k<span>ed for green design and gree</span>n-<span>thinking mayors, thr</span>iv<span>ing ["Farmers Market" </span>f<span>armers' mar</span>ke<span>ts]</span> and healthy job markets. We found it all—and then some: ten towns that might tempt you to box up your belongings, plus nine more whose bright ideas are well worth stealing. Check out these shining prototypes for what a 21st-century town—what your hometown, perhaps—can be: cleaner, greener, smarter. Better. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If more developments resembled Davis's Village Homes project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"edible landscaping": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to bicycles: 51 miles of <span>paths</span> and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If more developments resembled Davis's <span>["</span>Village Homes<span>"]</span> project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"<span>["</span>edible landscaping"<span>]"</span>: community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to <span>["</span>bicycles<span>"]</span>: 51 miles of <span>["Bike Paths" paths]</span> and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: ["The Worst Intersection In Davis" Rush hour in Davis], goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''PROGRESSIVE CRED:''' If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List and a Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 <span>parks</span>, 20 greenbelts, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as sculptures. And ["Central Park" Central Park's] year-round ["Farmers Market" farmers' market], says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone." </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''PROGRESSIVE CRED:''' If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List and a Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 <span>["parks"]</span>, 20 greenbelts, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as sculptures. And ["Central Park" Central Park's] year-round ["Farmers Market" farmers' market], says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone." </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-09-05 16:30:59SteveDavison. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = The Best Towns in the U.S; The New American Dream Towns = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = The Best Towns in the U.S<span>.</span>; The New American Dream Towns = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-09-05 16:29:19SteveDavisonAdded links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> An occurance of ["Davis In The Media"], The August, 2005 issue of Outside Magazine called Davis one of the "The Best Towns in the U.S." </td> <td> <span>+</span> An occurance of ["Davis In The Media"], The <span>[http://outside.away.com/outside/toc/200508.html </span>August, 2005<span>]</span> issue of <span>[http://outside.away.com </span>Outside Magazine<span>]</span> called Davis one of the "The Best Towns in the U.S."<span>&nbsp;The original article is [http://outside.away.com/outside/destinations/200508/best-american-towns-1.html here].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-08-25 11:58:37JanelleAlvstadMattsonformatting and links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Best Towns in the U.S<span>.<br> -</span> The New American Dream Towns </td> <td> <span>+ =</span> The Best Towns in the U.S<span>;</span> The New American Dream Towns<span>&nbsp;=<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis, California </td> <td> <span>+</span> <span>'''</span>Davis, California<span>'''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If more developments resembled Davis's Village Homes project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"edible landscaping": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to bicycles: 51 miles of paths and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: Rush hour in Davis, goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If more developments resembled Davis's Village Homes project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"edible landscaping": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to bicycles: 51 miles of paths and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: <span>["The Worst Intersection In Davis" </span>Rush hour in Davis<span>]</span>, goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>PROGRESSIVE CRED<span>&nbsp;//</span> If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List and a Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 parks, 20 greenbelts, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as sculptures. And Central Park<span>'s</span> year-round <span>farmers' m</span>arket, says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone."<br> <span>- </span>LIVABILITY<span>&nbsp;//</span> UC Davis, which employs one out of every three residents, keeps the local scene young and diverse. Land trusts, nonprofits, and green research programs, such as the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, abound. Davis's proximity to the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada means that anything you can do on water, snow, rock, or dirt is never far away.<br> <span>- </span>["I Love Davis" YOU'LL LOVE IT IF]<span>&nbsp;//</span> In the standard American turf wars—bike vs. SUV, farm vs. strip mall—you always root for the underdog. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>PROGRESSIVE CRED<span>:''' </span> If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List and a Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 parks, 20 greenbelts, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as sculptures. And <span>["</span>Central Park<span>" Central Park's]</span> year-round <span>["Farmers M</span>arket<span>" farmers' market]</span>, says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone."<br> <span>+ <br> + '''</span>LIVABILITY<span>:''' </span> UC Davis, which employs one out of every three residents, keeps the local scene young and diverse. Land trusts, nonprofits, and green research programs, such as the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, abound. Davis's proximity to the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada means that anything you can do on water, snow, rock, or dirt is never far away.<br> <span>+ <br> + '''</span>["I Love Davis" YOU'LL LOVE IT IF<span>:</span>]<span>''' </span> In the standard American turf wars—bike vs. SUV, farm vs. strip mall—you always root for the underdog. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Outside Magazine Articlehttp://daviswiki.org/Outside_Magazine_Article2005-08-24 18:12:33JanelleAlvstadMattsonArticle now, pictures, links, and the like later <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Outside Magazine Article<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ An occurance of ["Davis In The Media"], The August, 2005 issue of Outside Magazine called Davis one of the "The Best Towns in the U.S."<br> + <br> + The Best Towns in the U.S.<br> + The New American Dream Towns<br> + Think Utopia doesn't exist? Maybe not yet—but these ten towns are making a play for perfection with adventure-friendly innovation and cool ideas for building smart communities. Plus the hottest concepts in urban revival, combating sprawl, and better hometown living.<br> + <br> + By Mike Grudowski<br> + <br> + Welcome to the Neighborhood<br> + We've found a new way of living<br> + <br> + IMAGINE YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO INVENT A PERFECT TOWN from scratch. You could choose whatever features you wanted to make it a stimulating and satisfying place to live, and borrow liberally from the best of what other cities have to offer. Anything goes: You might start with French Quarter streets lined with painted-lady Victorians from ["Adventures Outside of Davis" San Francisco]. Maybe a river runs through it, with bridges and banks very much like the Seine's—except for the Class III rapids in the whitewater park downtown. Solar-powered streetcars whisk commuters through lush greenbelts to art deco office towers, whose exterior walls double as climbing gyms. There's free valet parking for bicycles on every block and a free-range chicken in every pot.<br> + <br> + Creating an exquisitely livable town, of course, isn't quite that simple. But it's not a fantasy, either. When we combed the country for the sweetest innovations and the freshest ideas for making neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play—with tons of green space, easy access to the outdoors, and big-think visions for smarter, more sustainable everyday living—we hit the jackpot. Plenty of real American cities, we found, are taking positive steps to soften the rough edges of our high-octane day-to-day. Communities of all sizes are waking up and relearning old lessons: That many residents want the option of walking or biking to get from A to B. That locals will swarm to a town's natural assets—its shoreline or lakefront, riverbank or foothills—if the paths and piers welcome them. And that change starts with a willingness to look hard at your weaknesses and then play to your strengths. Your town's paper-flat, like Davis, California? Build a network of bike lanes and paths. It rains a lot in Portland, Oregon? Transform urban rooftops into gardens of native plants.<br> + <br> + To spotlight the new American dream towns, we started with a wish list of criteria: commitment to open space, smart solutions to sprawl and gridlock, can-do community spirit, and an active embrace of the adventurous life. We looked for green design and green-thinking mayors, thriving farmers' markets and healthy job markets. We found it all—and then some: ten towns that might tempt you to box up your belongings, plus nine more whose bright ideas are well worth stealing. Check out these shining prototypes for what a 21st-century town—what your hometown, perhaps—can be: cleaner, greener, smarter. Better.<br> + <br> + Davis, California<br> + <br> + POPULATION: 65,000 // MEDIAN AGE: 25 // MEDIAN HOME PRICE: $333,000 // AVERAGE COMMUTE: 20.6 min.<br> + <br> + If more developments resembled Davis's Village Homes project, subdivision might not be such a dirty word. Trees shade the narrow streets, keeping the asphalt (and air) cooler during the hot Central Valley summers than in less enlightened housing tracts. Nearly 75 percent of the community's 225 houses use solar power, reducing furnace heat in the winter. And it's all linked by broad common spaces, winding pathways, and—here's a term you don't hear enough—"edible landscaping": community vineyards and orchards yielding grapes, persimmons, cherries, almonds, and peaches. No town gives more leeway to bicycles: 51 miles of paths and 50 miles of bike lanes (among the first in the nation); special bike-traffic signals at intersections; even BikeTalk on ["KDRT"]-FM (K-Dirt). Citizen involvement is high on the list of civic values: Rush hour in Davis, goes a local truism, happens just before 7 p.m., when people are scurrying to their committee meetings.<br> + <br> + PROGRESSIVE CRED // If you're tall, dark, and herbaceous, this is your kind of town. Davis maintains a Landmark Tree List and a Master Street Tree List—as well as 31 parks, 20 greenbelts, and a 400-acre man-made wetland. To compensate for every acre of farmland built upon, developers must preserve two acres of comparable land in its place. Culture gets a nod, too: 1 percent of all capital-improvement funds is set aside for public art such as sculptures. And Central Park's year-round farmers' market, says Mitch Sears, Davis's open-space planner, is "a community touchstone."<br> + LIVABILITY // UC Davis, which employs one out of every three residents, keeps the local scene young and diverse. Land trusts, nonprofits, and green research programs, such as the National Institute for Global Environmental Change, abound. Davis's proximity to the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada means that anything you can do on water, snow, rock, or dirt is never far away.<br> + ["I Love Davis" YOU'LL LOVE IT IF] // In the standard American turf wars—bike vs. SUV, farm vs. strip mall—you always root for the underdog.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>