Over the years, I have encountered many of the challenges surrounding the rising urbanization of some major US cities. This experience has provided me with the understanding that a few common factors are essential in the evolution of these increasingly dense city centers. In my view, the best strategy for success in these areas is based […]
Barrio Logan is little known to most San Diegans – beyond being a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood near downtown. Yet it is one of San Diego’s most historically significant and culturally important neighborhoods.
The Balboa Park Conservancy acknowledges that San Diego High School has been located on park lands since 1892. The City and School District entered into a lease agreement in 1974 with the stated intent of the lease to return the site to the City for park purposes in 2024 when the lease expires; however, there […]
Nearly a third of all counties in California are proposing a sales tax increase to fund transportation on this November’s ballot. But one stands out with organized opposition from an unprecedented coalition of labor, environmental and community groups. It is perhaps the only transportation measure where both political parties, and the main newspaper opposes it.
“Will Work For Food,” read the sign held by a disheveled man of about 50 years of age wearing a dirt stained pair of blue jeans and a frayed baseball cap standing at an intersection in Mission Valley. The four simple words written in black sharpie on a piece of cardboard tell a more complex […]
Urban Land Institute, October 20th, 2016, 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM, October YLG Informal Happy Hour. Save Our Heritage Organization, October 21st & 22nd, 2016, 10:00 PM- Midnight, Ghost Hunting Tour. San Diego Architectural Foundation, October 22nd, 2016, 10: 00 AM- 11:00 AM, UNDERGROUND ELEPHANT DESIGNER-LED TOUR OF UNDERGROUND ELEPHANT.
Earlier this year, a hosted panel of local decision makers was brought together to discuss future of San Diego. Much of the conversation was around the convention center expansion. If you’ve been following the local news, you’ve noticed much of the dialog is about the benefits of a larger meeting space. The conversation is often […]
Urban Land Institute, October 5th, 2016, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, NEXT MEMBER ONLY: How Your Communication Style and Relational Body Language Impact Every Meeting You Attend. Urban Land Institute, October 7th, 2016, 8:00 AM-10:00 AM, GUEST EVENT: Trigild Lender Conference Fall 2016. Save Our Heritage Organization, October 7th, 2016, 10:30 PM-11:45 PM, Pater & Presence Ghost Tour.
An important bit of misinformation has been circulating about Measure C – the Spanos ballot referendum to raise the hotel tax (transient occupancy tax – “TOT”) in the City of San Diego from 12.5% to 16.5% to build a $2 billion-plus downtown combined stadium and convention annex. Most news stories and conventional wisdom have it […]
It’s Parking Day 2016 San Diego! Parklets are all over downtown and elsewhere. It happens on the third Friday of September every year (note to calendar).