I’m traveling this week, so my research for the calendar below was close to non-existent. But both of the meetings in Petaluma could be interesting. And if readers know of any North Bay meetings that I’ve missed, please add them in the comments.
I’ll repopulate the calendar upon my return in a few days.
County courthouse in Tennessee
The local newspaper recently included the final 2015-16 report from the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury. I’m not an expert on grand jury reports, with my interest normally limited to a hope that my name isn’t somewhere in the report. However, this report seemed nicely structured and written. Concise, to […]
Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit on a quiet Saturday morning
I’ll return today to CNU 24, the annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism recently conducted in Detroit. I’ve previously offered the highlights of the opening day talks by Andres Duany, in two parts, and Kaid Benfield.
Today I’ll move onto Jeff […]
Due to travel plans, the research for this post was done earlier in the week than I’d prefer. Perhaps, as a result, I couldn’t find a single good meeting next week to share. Perhaps readers can instead curl up with a tome from Jane Jacobs or Jeff Speck?
Meetings this Week
None that I know. […]
Mixed-use building in downtown Tacoma
Over the years that I’ve advocated for urbanism, I’ve consistently written that I needn’t argue for the eventual return of walkable urbanism as the dominant paradigm because the forces of history will make urbanism inevitable. Instead, I advocated for a quicker return to urbanism to reduce the pain as […]
Public plaza in Paris
I was particularly distressed by last week’s attack on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais. The sorrow was sharp because the attack occurred in a walkable urban place, a place described by CityLab as “an elegant Belle Époque version of the Atlantic City Boardwalk”, a place filled with folks in a celebratory […]
Pedestrian bridge toward downtown Petaluma
Another week, another chance to be an advocate for urbanism. The big event of the week is the Sonoma County Supervisors vote on community separators, although the Rohnert Park Town Hall Meeting could also be interesting.
Besides, it’s always a good week to take public positions in favor of […]
Petaluma Transit bus
The powers that control the ebb, flow, and cross-currents of urbanism have apparently decreed that this is my week to ponder the integration of transit systems.
Later today, I’ll participate in a subcommittee meeting of the Petaluma Transit Advisory Committee. It‘ll be our final work session before an August public vetting […]
Having given a pair of updates on efforts to change the political picture in my town and provided urbanist marching orders for the week, it’s time to return to the highlights of CNU 24, the annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism, held a month ago in Detroit.
I previously […]
In the last post, I wrote about finding myself leading an effort to recruit an urbanist candidate for the city council in my town. It wasn’t a task I’d planned, but I noted a vacuum, suggested that someone should fill it, and suddenly found myself leading a growing parade.
It’s not a story that yet […]