Durable Growth, Government

The downfall of suburbia as seen in sidewalk cracks

A London sidewalk

This has been a tough week for blog post topics. First, I promised to begin an urbanist look at affordable housing, only to be sidetracked by an unexpectedly consuming advocacy task. It was a satisfying effort in which to participate, but left me short of time to get my thoughts organized […]

Durable Growth

Urbanism and senior living: Another downside to drivable suburbia

Suburban home near Santa Cruz

In the spring of 2009, I attended a series of public lectures about urbanism on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Among the speakers was a representative from Calthorpe Associates, the firm founded by leading edge urbanist Peter Calthorpe.

I’ve forgotten the name of the Calthorpe person, but one […]