Is San Diego’s Horton Plaza Park Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square 2.0?

Downtown San Diego’s Horton Plaza Park expansion opened last week . . . more or less.  Construction is not quite[Read More…]

Parking Management: San Diego Style (Part Two)

San Francisco has 23,000 metered parking spaces and sets prices using complex “demand-responsive rate adjustments.”  Around SF City Hall, for[Read More…]

What if we all ‘Left No Trace?’

As I’ve been camping and sharing my adventures, there’s one thing that keeps showing up over and over in my[Read More…]

Is Indianapolis a good comparison for a San Diego Charger downtown stadium?

On the subject of a potential downtown San Diego East Village NFL stadium, some proponents have asserted that Indianapolis’s downtown Lucas[Read More…]

Does San Diego’s “Citizens Plan” ballot initiative violate the single subject requirement?

A sweeping ballot initiative is being circulated in San Diego.  It’s called The Citizens’ Plan for the Responsible Management of[Read More…]

North Park Community Plan Update – We Can Do Better by Working Together

By Howard Blackson and Don Leichtling – North Park is one of San Diego’s finest communities. It has many distinctive[Read More…]

Why climate change action cannot succeed without social equity

Over 120 cities and counties in California have a climate action plan either completed or in the pipeline.  As cities[Read More…]

Its not Smart Growth… It’s Called Avoiding a Housing Crisis

California’s Bay Area housing disaster tells Southern Californians that our housing crisis will only get worse and doing nothing is[Read More…]

Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan – Vision for the Future or A Well Intentioned Waste of Money?

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.

Why You Should Go Off Grid for a Weekend

You know what’s one great thing about San Diego? In just 60 minutes, you can be far enough into the[Read More…]

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