Residential density near Kew Gardens in London
This is my third week of providing a calendar of opportunities to become more involved in urbanist advocacy. I’m still fiddling with the content and format, but have received supportive feedback, so will be continuing with the concept.
This is also an interesting week to write about […]
Urban setting in London
I write about urbanism and enjoy doing so. I hope I’ve opened some eyes to different ways to configure our North Bay communities, alternatives that will make us more resilient, sustainable, and financially solvent.
However, growing a cadre of enthusiastic, but closeted, urbanists doesn’t change the world. Instead, those converts […]
A walkable urban setting in Sonoma
This is a post about which I’ve often thought but never executed. I feared it might seem selfish or self-aggrandizing. But having recently participated in an extended discussion on the effort needed effect change in land use policies, I decided to share what a week in my life […]
Walkable urban setting in Napa
In my last post, I wrote that public input can sometimes go awry, with concerns about flawed ideas triggering rules that consume both good and bad ideas.
The examples I cited were from my personal history with small-scale hydroelectric projects. In that field, logically dubious demands for “cumulative impact” […]
Typical downtown setting
Changing the world, whether moving with more alacrity toward walkable urbanism or some other beneficial change, comes in two steps. The first is getting the public to listen to the logic for the new way of thinking until they agree with it. The second is alerting them to the moments in […]