Why does Dean Spanos hate the homeless?

“Why does Chris Cate want the Chargers to leave San Diego?  Please call and ask him.” That was the headline[Read More…]

Downtown San Diego’s East Village South Focus Plan – Draft

The following text and images comprise the East Village Draft Focus Plan released on July 30, 2016, including subsequent minor[Read More…]

A Planner’s Opportunity – Gender Neutral Facilities

The greatest challenge for anyone involved in planning for public use facilities and areas is in the factoring for the[Read More…]

Open letter to San Diego Port Commission about “world class waterfront” development proposals

Dear Chairman Merrifield and Commissioners: On behalf of the San Diego Environment + Design Council, we are submitting the following[Read More…]

San Diego Design Event Calendar, July 15th-July 30th, 2016

Urban Land Institute, July 20th, 2016, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Perfecting Your Pitch. Urban Land Institute, July 20th, 206, 5:30 PM- 11:30[Read More…]

Why Gov. Brown’s housing plan is bad for planning

Governor Jerry Brown’s “Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals” proposal will have far-reaching consequences on urban planning in cities and counties across[Read More…]

A few ways to reduce carbon emissions from traffic congestion in San Diego without more roads or rails

Earlier this year the city unveiled an updated plan to combat climate change, the 2016 Climate Action Plan (CAP).  It[Read More…]

5 Gadgets that Make Sleeping Under the Stars a Real Treat

Last month, I accepted the challenge to camp out for a total of 31 nights between May and September. It’s[Read More…]

Overpassing the value of public space

Our failure to cultivate the value and quality of our public spaces and public life is found in the fact when people want to be heard, seen, and get their message out to as many people as possible, they now gather on freeway bridge overpasses… for its on the freeways where everyone else can be found today, and not on our public street corners and squares.

San Diego Design Event Calendar, June 18th, 2016-June 30th, 2016

Save Our Heritage Organization, June 18th, 2016, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Old House Fair.  Urban Land Institute, June 22nd, 2016,[Read More…]

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