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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of August 28

Last week, I wrote that the number of public meetings with urbanist overtones seemed to be increasing as Labor Day approached. I may have reached that conclusion too soon, with next week coming up nearly dry. But perhaps fifth weeks of months are always deficient on meetings that are scheduled on a monthly basis. And […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of August 21

The number of North Bay public meetings with urbanist overtones seems to be increasing as we approach Labor Day. Hopefully this will portend a winter of paradigm shifting. It’s time to get onboard and to begin making your voice heard. Also, with issues such as municipal elections and the road diet in Petaluma looming, there […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of August 14

As we move into the heart of August, the near-term opportunities for urbanist involvement at public meetings remain scarce, but the September calendar remains promising. Also, with issues such as municipal elections and the road diet in Petaluma looming, there are chances for neighborhood outreach. If you want to make a difference in the world, […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of August 7

I returned yesterday from two weeks of travel, filled with enthusiasm to repopulate the event calendar below and to resume my efforts to create an ever larger cadre of urbanist advocates.

And then I checked the civic calendars for the North Bay cities near my town. I found exactly zero meetings of urbanist interest next […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of July 17

Pedestrian bridge toward downtown Petaluma

Another week, another chance to be an advocate for urbanism. The big event of the week is the Sonoma County Supervisors vote on community separators, although the Rohnert Park Town Hall Meeting could also be interesting.

Besides, it’s always a good week to take public positions in favor of […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of July 3

Pedestrian bridge toward downtown Petaluma

Next week will be a short week, but concludes on a high note with another opportunity to hear Chuck Marohn in the Bay Area. A pedestrian/bicycle meeting in Petaluma also offers chances for meaningful discussion, with many urbanist-related topics on its agenda. As always, it’s a great time to […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of June 26

Another view of downtown Detroit

Another week is soon approaching. With the end of the month and the holiday weekend looming at the end of the week, it’ll be a mostly quiet seven days, but there will be couple of worthwhile events. Also, there are interesting opportunities queuing up for the weeks after the […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to get involved during the week of June 19

Theatre district in London

Another week is nearly upon us, with yet more chances to publicly advocate for urbanist-oriented solutions. It’d be a great week to get involved.

Meetings this Week

Rohnert Park Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Monday, June 20, 5:30pm, Rohnert Park City Hall, Conference Room 2A, 130 Avram Avenue, Rohnert Park […]

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Taking the next step – Opportunities to make a difference during the week of June 12

Walkability in the Soho District of London

I’ve returned from CNU 24, the annual gathering of the Congress for the New Urbanism. As always, the conference was inspirational and motivational. I’ve come back flush with new connections, eager to broach new ideas, and primed to suggest new initiatives.

But it’d be a strategic mistake […]