Durable Growth

Historic preservation in a 21st century city

Alder Grove

As someone who cherishes the feel and walkability of a historic downtown, it’s reasonable to expect that I also embrace historic preservation. To a large extent, that expectation is correct. But there are times when I find that historic preservation goes awry.

The Marina Vista and Alder Grove public housing projects are […]

Durable Growth, Transportation

Northern California tour: Freedom Park Road

Freedom Park Road

Two weeks ago, I began recounting a recent daytrip I took through Northern California. My goal was to look, however briefly, at destinations that I hoped would offer urbanist insights. I began my day in Suisun City, a city center of well-conceived urban redevelopment and a personal favorite. I continued with […]