For much of the last century, urban planning involved ever wider streets, both for major thoroughfares and for residential side streets. The justifications for this ever increasing road girth has ranged from emergency vehicle access to traffic flow. Continue Reading One Simple Step to Suburban Street Slimming: Give it Away!
Yes, this is my autographed copy of the High Cost of Free Parking!
I had the pleasure of serving on a panel with one of my professional crushes, Donald Shoup, Continue Reading It’s Official, I’m a Parking Groupie!
About a year and a half ago I left California to come to Texas. After spending over 25 years as an urban designer in the GoldenState, it was time to pack up and go. The writing was on the wall prior to my leaving in 2011. The end of Redevelopment to balance the State budget was the final blow. Continue Reading Urban Design Centers and Healthier Communities
An ugly side of redevelopment (RIP), a side rarely mentioned in all the self-laudatory hype, is the demolition. Too often its of historic structures, or structures that create the street-level fabric necessary for a walkable city. Too often its not even for a new structure but for surface parking, Continue Reading San Diego’s Parking Lot Blight; Requiem for Redevelopment