Jane Jacobs wasn’t bullish on urban parks. She preferred active sidewalks. In her classic urban planning (sociology?) book, The Death[Read More…]
Thirty years into my passion for urbanism, I’m just finishing my first read, I’m embarrassed to admit, of Jane Jacobs’s The[Read More…]
California lawmakers have approved a bill that establishes oversight of elected officials over planning decisions of development corporations, such as that in downtown San Diego.
I’ve been watching the nationwide anti-short term rental movement unfold in my home city of San Diego. Some neighborhoods are[Read More…]
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Trade Joe’s stores are so popular that zoning laws are drafted to accommodate them while keeping out competitors, and communities[Read More…]
While in Paris, Landscape architect David McCullough pondered San Diego’s identity. He offers an opinion.
Despite community plan policies disfavoring surface parking and encouraging the retention of fine grain development, the adaptive reuse of existing structures, and encouraging walking, biking,[Read More…]
There is a building boom across California, but many communities have been historically left behind. Property tax increment has served[Read More…]