Climate change is not just about building seawalls, managing forests, and putting houses on posts. It’s also about loss of life and property on a World War scale. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates climate change will cause an additional quarter of a million deaths per year between 2030 and 2050.Continue Reading Is there criminal liability for climate change denial?
The photo above shows how the historic Cabrillo Bridge was conceptualized to serve as the grand and ceremonial entrance to Balboa Park. The bridge was designed by Bertram Goodhue for Panama California Exposition of 1915. It has fulfilled its concept admirably. However, a bypass bridge will soon mar the bridge in such as way that defeats the intended effect of the design, i.e., the lone elegant arched viaduct entrance into the park.Continue Reading What San Diego will soon mar for a parking garage
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner, Tim Worstall writes that high speed rail will be rendered useless by self driving cars. The primary target of the article is the California High Speed Rail project. The article, titled Autonomous vehicles are going to kill high-speed rail, is vague and completely omits discussion of the possibility that self driving cars will actually facilitate high speed rail by making the “last mile” (the distance between the train station and the ultimate destination) easier and cheaper. Continue Reading Example of the dark money ‘think tank’ attack on transit
Trey Gowdy, Trump, Fox news pundits, and other partisan conservatives have been apoplectic regarding the Peter Strzok Lisa Page text messages. They interpreted these comments as proof-certain of a “corrupt” Mueller investigation of Russian meddling. Continue Reading What Trey Gowdy doesn’t get.
What is a Bridge Shelter Program?
It is defined by the concept that this shelter is a stop on the way to permanent or rapid re-housing. At the moment, staying here is indefinite.Continue Reading Alpha Project Temporary Bridge Program: A Review
The San Diego Region will struggle in every neighborhood to accommodate the population growth forecasted by SANDAG – as many as a million new residents by 2050. San Diego already has a widely-recognized housing shortage that results in major annual price increases and undermines the city’s climate action plan as commuters go farther afield in search of affordability. The problem will only get worse unless we take bold steps to sensibly accommodate this inevitable growth.Continue Reading Support the Morena Corridor Specific Plan
Well, San Diego and Imperial Counties, have you had enough? Has the lunacy in the rest of California finally gotten to you? Do you listen to the political drivel emanating from our “leaders” in Sacramento and wish for a divorce? Does the recent talk of a “Calexit,” California leaving the U.S., have you wishing that the rest of California would in fact go, just without our two counties?Continue Reading San Diexit?
Parking was not among the conditions Jane Jacobs said are required to create exuberant diversity in a city’s streets and districts. She did say: “There must be a sufficiently dense concentration of people…” And: “The district must serve more than one primary function; preferably more than two. These must insure the presence of people who go outdoors on different schedules and are in the place for different purposes, but who are able to use many facilities in common.”Continue Reading Why Parking Still Matters in America’s Downtowns
Who are the homeless of San Diego? Yearly reports from several agencies reveal tragic glimpses of the humans everyone labels home-less. Homelessness has existed since the beginning of History, so I used to be just as jaded and callous as other people who always assumed the lot would always consist of the stereotypes: criminal offenders, the mentally ill, the infirm, addicts and other varieties of outcasts. Continue Reading Urban Street Symbols: Hidden Messages in the Metropolis