The Places in Between

Formerly an office – copyright: FG

“The Places in Between” is the title of the new week of events on architecture and urban planning organized by[Read More...]

Urban Discovery Academy Announces Sale of $10,900,000 in Muni Bonds for Construction of New East Village Campus

Urban Discovery Academy announcement

On Wednesday September 24, 2014, the Urban Discovery Academy announced that it successfully sold $10,900,000 in municipal bonds for construction of its[Read More...]

San Diego Design Event Calendar October 2nd-18th, 2014

San Diego small block street grid

October 2, 2014, 6:30 pm, San Diego Architectural Foundation Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony and Silent Auction, San Diego  Air[Read More...]

Event Calendar September 15th- October 2, 2014

San Diego City College

September 18th, 2014,  SDAF Fundraiser & Station Tavern 5 Year Anniversary

In LA, There is Never Enough Money for…………

La sidewalk damage

You name it.  You can fill in the blank.  Why? Because 78 percent of the City of Los Angeles budget[Read More...]

Completing San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront

Pier 2 Herbst Pavilion WWII

Ever since the removal of the double-decker Embarcadero Freeway after the Loma Prieta earthquake and its replacement with a graceful[Read More...]

6 Common Mistakes Made By Cities and Towns in Urban Renewal.

La Mesa Streetscape Masterplan Figure 5

For the last half century, cities have attempted to repair the damage to their urban cores from migration to suburbs[Read More...]

Unincorporated Areas Need More Parks Too

Fun at Community Fair

As a park planner, I am always on the lookout for the latest news about parks and recreation.  Recently, I[Read More...]

HGTV Design Professional Casting Call

FTB2 - Open Casting Calls Flyer

UrbDeZine just received the following email:  Hi, my name is Heather Wetzel and I am a casting coordinator for season[Read More...]

Four Poles in Five Blocks

Pole dancers are in a series of guerrilla pieces

On a short walk in my neighborhood this morning, I must have passed hundreds of poles: Light poles, utility poles,[Read More...]

Who Hijacked La Mesa’s Trees?

La Mesa Streetscape Masterplan Figure 5

The City of La Mesa has cut down all the shade trees along its commercial mainstreet. This occurred as construction[Read More...]

Old Town Monrovia: Heart of the Community

Bench outside the library

Have you ever been to Old Town Monrovia?  It is the heart of Monrovia, a city of about 37,000 residents[Read More...]

Vintage Public Transit: San Francisco’s Streetcars and Cable Cars

Red Streetcar Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit.  One of the things I like most about the city[Read More...]

Streets as Conduits of Social Justice

Re:Streets by MIG

[co-authored by Lilly Jacobson] Streets are not just conduits for moving cars and people; they have a profound impact on[Read More...]

Beware of Wall Street Schemes on Redevelopment

Illustration of Sample Transaction of Community Development Entity

With the demise of redevelopment in California, some cities are looking for creative ways to stay solvent. One idea is[Read More...]

One Block at a Time…

From Urban Renewal to Tactical Urban Tools

In an era of austerity when our bridges are falling, levees failing, and streets crumbling, cities are coming to the[Read More...]

Parks and Climate Change: The L.A. County Story

Tree at Schabarum Park

Local and regional parks can be used to mitigate the urban heat island effect and minimize local climate change.  Unfortunately,[Read More...]

Art Share L.A.: Promoting and Supporting the Arts

Art Share LA exterior

What does a creative live/work community art center look like?  Does it even exist?  Well, it certainly does and we[Read More...]

$1 billion of federal funding to weave resilience into disaster preparedness

Rebuild by Design Resilient Workshop

  Last week’s announcement by the White House of $1 billion of funding to go to communities hit by disasters signals that ‘resilience’[Read More...]

How City Park Design Contributes to Resident Health

Philadelphia

City parks are more than pretty outdoor spaces — research shows they can also be critical to improving a community’s[Read More...]