Durable Growth

Casting shadows on urbanism

Park in Petaluma

Two posts ago, I introduced an argument put forth by renowned baseball analyst Bill James, who also comments with acuity and insight on any other subject that interests him. In his non-baseball role, he contended in his book “Solid Fool’s Gold” that if infinite value is assigned to any single element […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

Reflections on being a nincompoop

Current Petaluma athletic field

Early in the history of this blog, I wrote about three key steps on my path to becoming an urbanist. One of those was being exposed to pioneering baseball statistical analyst Bill James when still at an impressionable age. (I was probably in my mid-20s.)

Baseball number-crunching may seem a […]