Monthly Archive: October, 2012

San Francisco: Policy on the Forefront

I recently stumbled upon San Francisco’s collection of progressive policies and city resolutions committing this City of over 800,000 people to a unique collection of strong environmental and social policies placing San Francisco… Continue reading

Philadelphia: Design Au Naturel

You don’t need a festival to find great design in Philadelphia. Here are a few examples from my collection.

Design Philadelphia: Recommendations for the Urban Planner

Beginning today, Design Philadelphia is a 5-day event showcasing all aspects of design. Hundreds of exhibits, tours, performances, workshops and more have been planned across the City for now through Sunday. Unless you… Continue reading

Calthorpe-ism: Restoring the Ecology of Urban Areas

This evening, I had the opportunity to sit in on a lecture by Peter Calthorpe, an architect and urban planner that has taken transit-oriented development and regional planning to the next level. The… Continue reading

On Location: Alexandria’s Own Park in the Sky

On a trip to Washington, D.C. this summer I stayed across the river in Alexandria. When driving into Alexandria my eye was drawn to vegetation draping over what appeared to be a normal… Continue reading