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CNU 22: Unfairly sniping at those who highlight the need for hard decisions

Old County Hall in Buffalo

The 70th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of the Allied troops in Normandy, was a couple of weeks ago. It was one more opportunity to marvel at the fortitude of the young men who jumped into the surf and waded toward the shore as bullets flew and friends fell.


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Road funding: An analogy

One of the great aspects of writing about urbanism is the multitude of other folks writing eloquently and persuasively on the same topic. Yes, the wealth of good scholarship casts my efforts in a harsh light, but that’s a small price to pay for being in the company of insightful and passionate people.

I was […]

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Urbanism gaining ground, but outcome may remain in doubt in the North Bay

Downtown Street in Chico

For the last few posts, I’ve riffed on arguments made by Jeff Speck in his book “Walkable City”. It’s been a remarkably easy way to write, because Speck offers a wealth of riff-worthy arguments.

I’ll continue on this path for today before leaving Speck for awhile. But I will return […]