With rising inequality, a looming climate change crisis, and persistent state of housing unaffordability being the defining issues in the growth of American cities in the twenty-first century, it is time for urban planners to take social policy seriously. Too often, social policy is relegated to a specialized role for advocacy planners, at other times […]
While in Paris, Landscape architect David McCullough pondered San Diego’s identity. He offers an opinion.
March 24th, 2015, 4:00 PM -6:00 PM, The American Institute of Architects of San Diego, CRAN-Changes to the California Residential Building Code.
When asked about what I do for a living by new friends and neighbors, I usually start with “urban designer,” then drift towards “city planner,” and usually end with, “sort of like architecture…” Or, during one those late Sunday evening angst moments while contemplating just what in the heck am I doing on this earth, I like to […]
Nobody likes uncertainty. Certainly not the developers of a billion dollar mixed-use project that encounters community opposition due to traffic impacts. Nor the public transportation agency that runs into fairy shrimp on the future route of a trolley line. Nor the city planners for multifamily housing around a transit station that face a revolt from […]
Last night was the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s (SDAF) first “Context” event, which featured a discussion between Darlene Shiley, Dr. Irwin Jacobs, and Robert Wellington Quigley about the process that brought the new Central Library to fruition, and its implication for future civic projects in San Diego.
In this age of planning emphasis on “smart growth,” “new urbanism,” “transit oriented development,” “infill development” and so on, density and proximity to transit corridors sometimes overshadow all other considerations. Zoning and Community plans years in the making, with wide participation, are now being viewed by some property owners and city officials as obsolete and […]
Sunday, August 11, 2013 was San Diego’s first Ciclovia inspired event named CicloSDias.
Fox Sports’ now annual usurpation of a portion of Park at the Park – the park adjacent to San Diego’s Petco Park – during baseball season.
I had lunch the other day with blogging and business development guru Chris Lema. Among the excellent tidbits of information I picked up was one about the use of images in blog posts / articles to increase visibility in search engines such as Google.