Durable Growth, Government

Increasing city fees as a symptom of a flawed land-use model

Downtown Petaluma

A few weeks back, I wrote about how walkability for all of us, but especially for seniors who may be less secure on their feet, relies on all homeowners maintaining their own lengths of sidewalk.

A regular reader responded to me, agreeing with the post, but noting that she’s delaying needed repairs […]


Public officials offer hint of urbanist progress

New York City Hall

Despite my roles of civic participant, consultant, and blogger, I don’t spend a lot of time chatting with public officials. However, occasional opportunities come my way. I had a couple of recent conversations that are worth sharing.

One conversation was explicitly off-record. The same restriction wasn’t placed on the other […]