Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan – to Council June 21st

After months of discussion and several revisions, the Downtown Mobility Plan goes to the San Diego City Council on June[Read More…]

A Football Stadium in East Village? Not so Fast

At first glance, the recent East Village Convadium proposal has many appealing qualities: it is an attractive, modern complex with[Read More…]

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…]

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…]

A beach, burb, and billionaire “Citizens’ Plan” for San Diego’s urban neighborhoods

They’re calling it the “Citizens’ Plan” initiative. Like all such initiatives, the name is misleading. Said citizens are an alliance[Read More…]

San Diego’s East Village: substituting an academic and high-wage vision for an entertainment and tourism vision

I read an op-ed in the San Diego Union Tribune that made me want to stand on top of a downtown[Read More…]

The unofficial glossary of Jacobs’ Death and Life of Great American Cities

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 seek local oversight of downtown planning

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.

How Communities can Benefit from Private Development in California

There is a building boom across California, but many communities have been historically left behind. Property tax increment has served[Read More…]

Downtown San Diego by Bike – changes coming

With vibrant neighborhoods, gentle terrain, the Big Bay and year round sunshine, Downtown San Diego figures to be on every[Read More…]

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