The clerk at the airport took one look at my battered pink cowboy hat on Thursday and said, “DC, right? Everyone’s going to Washington for something this weekend.” And we were. En masse. The number of red hats on Inaugural Day paled in comparison to the pink hats that overwhelmed Washington’s streets the day after.
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.
David Prowler just returned from a trip to Japan. He wrote about his impressions, accompanied by photos, in his blog. As those of you have previously read David’s musings know, he is a keen observer who notices things that many of us don’t. His writing is always enjoyable and informative. This post, originally published as […]
The oldest river crossing in New York City is now the newest. The 1848 High Bridge that spans the Harlem River and links upper Manhattan to The Bronx has recently emerged from a multi-year, $61.8 million renovation. It re-opened to the public on June 9th. Whether the initial enthusiasm of using this restored public space […]
San Diego Architectural Foundation-June 21st, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Hubbell, Ilan-Lael Foundation Open House and Studio Tour. Save Our Heritage Organisation, June 21st, 2015, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM, Art of the Park Garden Show. Urban Land Institute, June 23rd, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. June ULI @ Lunch, Eco Districts, How Communities in San […]
February 6th, 2015, 6:00-8:30 P.M.. Save Our Heritage Organization, Opening Centennial Exhibitions. February 17th, 2015, 7:30-9:00 A.M., Urban Land Institute, Breakfast: Capital Market Trends: San Diego & Beyond. February 24th, 2015, 6:00-8:00 P.M., Urban Land Institute, My ULI Night 2015.
To anyone interested in what’s going on around us I’d like to offer the evident — not very profound but a word on the here and now. Of course I have to give it a new name…to be profound. But don’t let the title fool you. There is absolutely nothing new to be said. Singularity […]
As humans we are always quick to rationalize or dismiss things that we no longer value. After all, the world doesn’t rotate the sun, it centers on us. We really can’t see the world through other eyes, so we make our judgments based on the most respected and qualified person we know, and it is […]
Public involvement in accelerating urban renewal is in focus as California’s Gov. Brown proposes to eliminate the redevelopment agencies that stimulate and regulate the revitalization of inner city cores and districts.
Ray at Night, a once-a-month celebration of art, music, craft, and local food and beer. Reprinted by permission of author David Malmuth; originally published in the Feb. 2, 2011 Urban Land Magazine: The numbers are impressive: the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity annually and is responsible for 5.7 million full-time […]