About Dustin DeKoekkoek

Civil Engineer at RH2. Husband. Father. Sometimes Wordpress developer and community organizer.

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  • Dustin shared from The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City by Alan Ehrenhalt
    There is a thirst for urban life among the millennial generation. It shows up in polls, in anecdotal conversation, in blogs and other casual writing. It is not based primarily on watching television shows such as Friends or Seinfeld, though those should not be discounted. It is based on an inchoate feeling that the cul-de-sac suburbia in which millions of them grew up is a cul-de-sac in more ways than one: It cuts off not only streets, but diversity and the casual outdoor experience they feel is crucial to meaningful human sociability.
  • Dustin shared from Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
    A healthy social network looks like the root mass of a tree. From the most important relationships at the heart of the network, thinner roots stretch out to contacts of different strength and intensity. Most people’s root networks are contracting, closing in on themselves, circling more and more tightly around spouses, partners, parents, and kids. These are our most important relationships, but every arborist knows that a tree with a small root-ball is more likely to fall over when the wind blows.
  • Dustin shared from Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
    the most important psychological effect of the city is the way in which it moderates our relationships with other people.
  • Dustin shared from Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
    things we buy, the places we choose to live—do not always maximize our happiness in the long run. Second, sprawl, as an urban form, was laid out, massively subsidized, and legally mandated long before anyone actually decided to buy a house there. It is as much the result of zoning, legislation, and lobbying as a crowded city block. It did not occur naturally. It was designed.
  • Dustin shared from Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck
    “Trying to cure traffic congestion by adding more capacity is like trying to cure obesity by loosening your belt.”
  • Dustin shared from Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck
    we shape our cities and then our cities shape us.
  • Dustin shared from Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Jeff Speck
    Americans may have the finest private realm in the developed world, but our public realm is brutal. Confronted by repetitive subdivisions, treeless collector roads, and vast parking lots, the citizen finds few public spaces worth visiting. One’s role in this environment is primarily as a motorist competing for asphalt.
  • Dustin shared from Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
    people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.
  • Dustin shared from The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun
    the denial of joy as a central element of quality work is a mistake.
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Dustin DeKoekkoek