Durable Growth

I’m gonna make my own college list

University of California Campanile from Sproul Plaza

During the 1970s, I couldn’t have told you what an urbanist was. Perhaps someone who studied the gum stuck on the bottom of park benches. Or maybe someone who documented the different types of sewer manhole lids. I had no idea.

But I knew I loved living […]

Durable Growth

College urbanism

Clocktower in Iowa State’s Campus Town

While traveling in the Midwest this past summer, my traveling companion and I took a day trip to Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State.

Sidenote: On the freeway between Des Moines and Ames, we noted an exit for “High Trestle”. It sounded vaguely interesting, but not intriguing enough […]