Recently, I wrote a blog post for EVstudio about a project in which we finalized in Central Texas for the Christian House of Prayer. The article was all about how an organization maximizes the efficiency of its users, in this case after they have arrived to the actual place of worship.  The original plan for “The Village”, as it was named, was to include on-site residential to create a 24-hour vibrancy to the House of Prayer Community. This potential is certainly still available for future development.

The convenience factor, or Location Efficiency, is often a forgotten component of development in a society that has become increasingly automobile dependent. Development occurs with the assumption that people drive and will always get in a vehicle.  Location efficiency can be defined as the ability to access the daily basic needs with little or without the use of the automobile…
Full Article: Location Efficiency as the Framework of Activity Centers

A Rendering of the "Main Street" provided as an Activity Center at CHOP in Central Texas. Credit:

Other Related Resources Regarding Location Efficiency:

  1. United States Partnership for Sustainable Communities
  2. Center for Neighborhood Technology
  3. Congress for the New Urbanism