Seaside Times Columns

Mark Schnell has written a regular column about urban design for the Seaside Times since 2011. The Seaside Times is the newspaper of Seaside, Florida. The town is considered the birthplace of New Urbanism, an international movement to create walkable mixed-use places in lieu of sprawl. Learn more about Seaside and New Urbanism.

Considering that the columns are written for the Seaside Times, many of them use Seaside as an example or point of reference. Many more discuss issues that are pertinent to the larger area of South Walton and/or the Scenic Highway 30A corridor. But the thoughts about urban design in these columns will in most cases be applicable and of interest to a wider audience.

 

September-October 2019
Value Per Acre: An Eye-Opening Way to Look at Your Community

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July-August 2019
State Laws that Shape our Communities

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May-June 2019
When the Places You Love are Illegal to Build

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March-April 2019
The Great Streets of South Walton

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January-February 2019
The Term “Missing Middle” is Not Just for Housing Any More

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November-December 2018
How to Fix Parking Problems

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September-October 2018
Revisiting the 30A/395 Intersection

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July-August 2018
In Defense of Thinking Big

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May-June 2018
Creating a Place for Kids of All Ages

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March-April 2018
The Intersection of Art and Urbanism

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January-February 2018
When Home is a Castle

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November-December 2017
Yes, We Need Infrastructure, But What Kind?

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September-October 2017
A Letter to the New Residents of South Walton

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January-February 2017
Creating Places Worth Sustaining

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November-December 2016
Neighborhood Schools

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July-August 2016
A New Era for Mobility on 30A

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May-June 2016
Still Waiting to Cross the Street

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March-April 2016
Building for the “Missing Middle”

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September-October 2015
Enough Complaining — It’s Time for Action

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November-December 2014
Speed Limits and the Limits of Speed Traps

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September-October 2014
The Tyranny of the Cul-de-Sac

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July-August 2014
The Monsters of South Walton

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March-April 2014
Height Limits and Human Scale

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January-February 2014
Principles of a Sensible County Parking Policy

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November-December 2013
Lessons from Napa Valley

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September-October 2013
Location, Location, Location

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July-August 2013
Seaside, The City of Ideas

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November 2012
Rules to Build By – The Best and Worst

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May 2011
Burying Mistakes vs. Planting Ivy

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