The greatest challenge for anyone involved in planning for public use facilities and areas is in the factoring for the uncertainties of the future, short and long-term. We have all heard that “you don’t build the church for Easter Sunday.” We accept that there will be times when the design will not meet the capacities […]
Like most plans for public spaces San Diego’s Downtown Draft Mobility Plan is full of generalities posing as specific solutions. Complete Streets is a great concept, but its application needs to be carefully cultivated based on the needs and long term use of the block on which it is being installed.
As humans we are always quick to rationalize or dismiss things that we no longer value. After all, the world doesn’t rotate the sun, it centers on us. We really can’t see the world through other eyes, so we make our judgments based on the most respected and qualified person we know, and it is […]
Whether it is the technological wonder machine managing multiple spaces or the steadfast ‘lollipop’ single head, parking meters are the quintessential urban foliage. Standing resolute, covered in stickers and improperly discarded gum, the parking meter brings order out of the chaos. It is all that stands between commercial desolation and economic success.
It’s one of the new gastro-concepts coming to a neighbor near you, or maybe on your front doorstep. Photo by Ricardo Diaz Mobile food trucks have been around for generations, but recently they have become more than the construction site “roach-coach,” featuring eclectic menus, organic pantries and sophisticated graphics.