Durable Growth

Keeping the urbanist toolbelt fully stocked

A community separator near Petaluma

“Community separator” is a term of which many may not be aware, even in the North Bay, but community separators will be getting serious attention in Sonoma County during 2016. The discussion will be important to urbanism.

In my perfect land-use world, gas would be accurately priced to account […]

Durable Growth

Building islands of urbanism

While concluding my recent cogitations on the alternative SMART station site for Petaluma, I offered some thoughts about the future of urban growth.

I suggested that (1) if a city has grown outward to a firm urban growth boundary, (2) if the city has also grown upwards to conform to a reasonable development transect, and […]