Abby Quillen - New Urban Habitat


Hi. I’m Abby Quillen. I’m a writer, and I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and two young sons. You can find more of my writing at newurbanhabitat.com.

Do you want to design a beautiful life full of the stuff that matters to you and get rid of the things that don’t? Me too. That’s why I started New Urban Habitat (@newurbanhabitat) in March of 2009.

You’ll find articles, essays, and tips here about:

  • Simplifying & Organizing
  • Health
  • Redefining wealth
  • Natural, creative, & joyful parenting
  • Creating a happy family life
  • Cycling & walking
  • Connecting with nature
  • Gardening & backyard chickens

Why New Urban Habitat?

Designing our lives isn’t all on us. The way we design our communities makes a big difference.

I’m a fan of New Urbanism, an urban design movement that promotes more walkable, livable cities. I like to envision a community where the roads and sidewalks are safe for pedestrians and bicyclists and where goods and services are close to where people live. A place is full of parks and green spaces where the air and water are clean and people are healthy and able to design fulfilling lives. A new urban habitat.

Questions or comments?

I’d love to hear from you! Send me an email at newurbanhabitatcom [at] gmail (dot) com. Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest.