Durable Growth, Transportation

We’ll talk about murals, but only after transit

I promised that today’s post would be about the murals newly adorning American Alley in Petaluma. And it will be, but only after I chat about a transit issue that is even more essential to the future of Petaluma. It’s a challenge that will be faced by many North Bay communities in the coming year.


Durable Growth, Site News

Murals as unexpected urban delights

Mural in Johnson City, Tennessee

For years, my reaction to downtown murals was indifference. I suspect the lack of enthusiasm came from most murals falling into three types, none of which greatly appealed to me.

Some were heroic presentations of a civic past. I respect our forebears and think they did the best they […]