What about MacArthur Park?

Have you ever heard of Westlake Park?  This was a park that was once referred to as “the most popular[Read More…]

San Diego Design Event Calendar, September 20th-October 5th, 2015

Save Our Heritage Organisation- September 20th, 2015, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.- Art of the Park Garden Show. Urban Land Institute-September 24th,[Read More…]

Documentary Review: Redemption

Have you ever wondered how people make a living by collecting cans and bottles from trash cans?  Do you want to[Read More…]

Four aesthetic reasons to landscape with native plants

The justifications for the use of native plants in landscapes usually center on environmental reasons. The reasons run the gamut[Read More…]

California lawmakers seek local oversight of downtown planning

California lawmakers have approved a bill that establishes oversight of elected officials over planning decisions of development corporations, such as that in downtown San Diego.

Proposed short term rental regulations: An example of zoning abuse.

I’ve been watching the nationwide anti-short term rental movement unfold in my home city of San Diego.  Some neighborhoods are[Read More…]

Writing Tips for Planners

As planners, many of us review and/or write a variety of planning documents daily.  While some may dread these tasks, I[Read More…]

San Diego Design Event Calendar August 31st-September 13th, 2015

Save Our Heritage Organisation-Now Thur November 30th, Souvenirs & Keepsakes, Memorabilia of the 1915 and 1935 Expositions.  Urban Discovery Academy[Read More…]

The Missing Link to Unsprawling: Bipedal Shortcuts

Wheels are vastly different than legs.  Give wheels smooth, wide, straight, and solid turf, and they can reach speeds not[Read More…]

Zoning for Trader Joe’s – is there a better way?

Trade Joe’s stores are so popular that zoning laws are drafted to accommodate them while keeping out competitors, and communities[Read More…]

San Diego Design Event Calendar August 19th-August 29th, 2015.

The American Institute of Architects San Diego, August 19th 2015, 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM- Lunch and Learn, Additions to Historical[Read More…]

Are the NFL Chargers causing the NCAA Aztecs to lose?

Are the San Diego National Football League (NFL) Chargers causing the San Diego State University Aztecs football team to lose[Read More…]

San Diego Design Event Calendar for August 1st-August 18th, 2015

Save Our Heritage Organisation, August 1st-November 30th, 2015, Balboa Park Exposition Designers, 1915-1935, The Making of the Dream City. San[Read More…]

Are You an Urban Scientist?

  You may consider yourself an urban planner, but are you an urban scientist? Many of us planners in our[Read More…]

The Effects Of The Natural Landscape In Urban Environments

When we think of a city, we don’t necessarily think about its parks. Instead, the metro areas, shopping opportunities, entertainment[Read More…]

What is San Diego’s identity?

While in Paris, Landscape architect David McCullough pondered San Diego’s identity. He offers an opinion.

Bay-Bee and Bee – a personal account of Airbnb use

My Airbnb Architecture experience in the Bay Area by Daniel Ebuehi

San Diego Design Events Calendar, July 16th – July 31st, 2015

San Diego History Center, July 16th, 2015, 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM, BALBOA PARK CENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES, PART 9: INGENUITY, INNOVATION AND[Read More…]

Reyner Banham, Mike Davis, and the Discourse on Los Angeles Ecology

eco– Of or relating to the habitat or environment. –ology The doctrine, theory, or science of a subject. ecology Branch[Read More…]

Demo for Parking – They’re at it Again in Downtown San Diego!

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…]