“Why does Chris Cate want the Chargers to leave San Diego? Please call and ask him.” That was the headline[Read More…]
The following text and images comprise the East Village Draft Focus Plan released on July 30, 2016, including subsequent minor[Read More…]
Reasons to buy an electric vehicle that have nothing to do with the environment (and which portend an imminent and rapid global shift to electric vehicles)
Electric vehicle ownership now has practical and personal advantages over gas powered vehicle ownership that have nothing to do with the environment. These advantages portend an imminent and rapid shift towards electric vehicle ownership, delayed only by a soon to end public information lag.
On the subject of a potential downtown San Diego East Village NFL stadium, some proponents have asserted that Indianapolis’s downtown Lucas[Read More…]
Not long ago, the future was looking pretty dire for the Hotel Churchill in downtown San Diego (9th & C).[Read More…]
A sweeping ballot initiative is being circulated in San Diego. It’s called The Citizens’ Plan for the Responsible Management of[Read More…]
People know that air pollution is bad for their health but how many can distinguish smog from UFP, or know that living within 1,000 feet of a highway could cause cancer? A call to action to inform people about UFPs.
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…]
On October 11, 2015, Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 539, which would have removed Confederate names from government buildings in[Read More…]
On June 2, 2015, San Diego’s independent TV station KUSI set aside a segment of their weather report to editorialize[Read More…]
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…]
The justifications for the use of native plants in landscapes usually center on environmental reasons. The reasons run the gamut[Read More…]
I’ve been watching the nationwide anti-short term rental movement unfold in my home city of San Diego. Some neighborhoods are[Read More…]
Wheels are vastly different than legs. Give wheels smooth, wide, straight, and solid turf, and they can reach speeds not[Read More…]
Trade Joe’s stores are so popular that zoning laws are drafted to accommodate them while keeping out competitors, and communities[Read More…]
Are the San Diego National Football League (NFL) Chargers causing the San Diego State University Aztecs football team to lose[Read More…]
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…]
People who live and work within a certain proximity to major roadways have higher illness and mortality rates. Is it time to create quarantine buffer zones around highways? If so, what is the safe distance?