https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/arts/design/chicago-philadelphia-parks-rahm-emanuel.html?mwrsm=Email&_r=0 Cities across the country are making a priority of improving their parks. “Housing alone doesn’t make a neighborhood,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago said.
What is a Little Free Library? A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book […]
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Resurrection-TWA-Hotel-breaks-ground-New-York-JFK The TWA Flight Center at New York JFK, an architectural icon that marked the dawn of the Jet Age, was shut down in 2001. Now it is slated to soar again as an airport hotel, and it is being designed to become a destination in its own right.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/15/business/the-future-of-retirement-communities-walkable-and-urban.html In the age of the Fitbit and more active retirees, there is a growing demand for neighborhoods that don’t require a car and offer a mix of services.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-granny-flats-20161003-story.html Lawmakers in Sacramento just made it a lot easier for homeowners to build a granny flat in their backyard, which some San Diego leaders think could help ease housing woes.
http://www.travelweekly.com/Articles/promise-walkable-urban-tourism We must recognize that the majority of tourism within cities is accessed by foot in places that should be designed to enhance “walkability,” pedestrian safety and access for all.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-yorks-penn-station-needs-a-resurrection-not-a-redecoration-1471041793 Catesby Leigh on how to fix New York’s Penn Station: The subterranean railway maze is a nightmare. Bring back the glorious station torn down in the 1960s.
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/15/seaport-village-next-steps-to-redevelopment/ More than 1,200 people attended the two-day open house earlier this week on the proposed redevelopment of Seaport Village — a turnout the sponsoring San Diego Unified Port District didn’t expect. “The place was packed,” said port chairman Marshall Merrifield. “We weren’t expecting that problem, but it was a good problem to have.”
http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2016/05/the-best-thing-about-san-diego-is-mexico/480942/?utm_source=Voice+of+San+Diego+Master+List&utm_campaign=710499c928-What_We_Learned_This_Week&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c2357fd0a3-710499c928-83675225&goal=0_c2357fd0a3-710499c928-83675225 Across the border, I found a vibrant scene that helped me appreciate California.