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Park[ing] Day 2013 – popup parks greening the Midtown grid

Friday 20 September was Park(ing) Day – an event Mogavero Notestine Associates has participated in since just after its inception in 2005. (http://parkingday.org) (http://rebargroup.org/parking-day/) This year, for the first time, the section of 20th street between K & J was almost completely filled with popup parklets, ranging from the silly and fun to the sublime, […]

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7th & H: Project Overview Video by Mercy Housing

This video was put together by Mercy Housing, and perfectly encapsulates this project.

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7th & H Fountain up and running

It’s finally working – the super-slick fountain on the terrace at 7th & H is up and running – see and hear it…

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Woonerfs at work & play

m4s0n501 These are photos of our woonerf (Dutch for Living Street) at Good in use for a child’s Birthday Party: exactly as intended! As you can see, the Community Gardens are a hit with the kids too, as well as the open park space in general.                 Please […]

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Thermal Mass

Thermal mass is a phrase one hears often in our corner of the overall industry, due to the fact that when properly used, it can significantly increase the efficiency of a given building envelope: although this idea now has a sort of buzz or currency, it’s actually one of the oldest energy control techniques, and was very common in concert with solar envelope design from ancient times…

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Living In An MNA-Designed Eco-Urban House

I was a happy, dedicated Davis resident, who thoroughly enjoyed the bicycle paths, greenbelts and kid-centric culture but my wife, daughter and I moved to West Sacramento for one simple reason: being able to purchase a super-sustainable, ultra-chic eco-urban home in the Good project…

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We all own the streets…

I just had a guest opinion editorial published in the Sacramento News and Review, on a topic which is close to home for many of us here at MNA – bicycle and pedestrian safety. A teenage pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist near West Campus High School recently, and in the inevitable discussion […]

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Happy Halloween from MNA!

Every year at Halloween, a portion of the crew here come to work in costume; this year (as in many years past) most of us felt the spirit enough to come in costume….

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Our firm’s new site – woo hoo!

Okay, so woo-hoo sounds a little sarcastic; in fact I’m really happy to see this come to its fruition: there are some dark elements to this joy here or there, but they mostly are just the process bumps which anneal the final product into exactly what we’ve needed for a long time….

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