Durable Growth

Allocating sidewalk width

Poorly allocated sidewalk

For the past few months, Petaluma Urban Chat has been reading “The Smart Growth Manual” by Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon. Unfortunately, our discussions were disjointed because we had several speakers scheduled over the same period.

It was a shame that we couldn’t focus more effectively because the book […]

Durable Growth

An encyclopedia of advocacy

Salt Lake City transit stop

“The Smart Growth Manual” by Andres Duany and Jeff Speck, with assistance from Mike Lydon, is an odd little book. Indeed, calling it a book might be a stretch. It’s really more of a compact encyclopedia. An encyclopedia of urbanism.

(Usage note: The authors share a concern I’ve previously […]