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Naturally SpeakingThe Trailblazer
13 May, 2010

Dolphins

Yesterday Jeff Tucker, Glen Rollins, and I went on a boat trip out of Potrero (the town next to Las Catalinas).   We encountered a group of hundreds of spinner dolphins.   They are so named because they seem to enjoy leaping into the air and spinning rapidly around. It was a most amazing…
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Architecture and Urbanism
12 May, 2010

Contruction Going Well and Rapidly

Construction on our first group of houses is moving along very well.   After all the time we've spent buying the last, mapping, planning, permitting - it is a bit shocking how rapidly things are moving now!   And it is very, very exciting.   Come and see!   Here is a shot of…
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Life in TownNaturally Speaking
10 May, 2010

Great site for Las Catalinas weather, waves, wind, tide

My friend and extraordinary all-round beach athlete Todd Clark was kind to turn me on to this site: http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=4877 It gives accurate, several times per day forecasts for wind, waves, and weather.   Great information to have when planning one's activities! And here is another great one for surfing conditions which includes tides: http://magicseaweed.com/Tamarindo-Surf-Report/444/…
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Architecture and UrbanismNews
30 April, 2010

Great new movie on Glenwood Park

Glenwood Park is the 28-acre new neighborhood in Atlanta that my partners and I developed starting back in 2001.   It is the subject of the pilot episode of a new documentary series called American Makeover   - about recreating the built environment into something more sustainable and healthy.   The Congress of the…
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Life in TownNews
26 April, 2010

Geoff Graham’s Reflections on Las Catalinas Visit

Geoff Graham (friend, neighbor, and one of the founders of one of the finest new urban developments, I'on) accompanied me to Las Catalinas last week.   He had lot's of great ideas, and followed up with this post on his Guild Quality blog: http://www.guildquality.com/blog/2010/04/26/building-a-new-town-with-old-ways-las-catalinas-costa-rica/#more-1608
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Life in TownNaturally SpeakingNews
26 April, 2010

The Rain Has Come

After an absence of several months, the rain returned to Las Catalinas last night.   A steady rain fell all through the night.     This is a wonderful and welcome event each year.   Nature's response to this annual event is so rapid and so profound that it tends to amaze people -…
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Architecture and Urbanism
22 April, 2010

Construction Progress

Our construction on the first seven houses is proceeding rapidly and very well!   The earthwork for all the first seven houses and restaurant is done, and work is well underway on the structures of houses 1 through 4.
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Life in TownNews
16 April, 2010

Tico Times Article on Las Catalinas

Some more press appeared today on Las Catalinas, a nice article in the Tico Times, which is the leading English language newspaper in Costa Rica.  From the article: "I had the idea of building a town where the different elements of life such as houses and apartments and shops and workplaces are together on…
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