Jane Jacobs

Happy Birthday Jane Jacobs! (Now Let’s Have A Debate)

1. This week I wrote three articles: one for Governing Magazine about how to make pedestrian malls successful; and two for Forbes—about how Syracuse is squelching a driveway-sharing app, and the latest attempts from San Francisco NIMBYs to stop a Warriors arena. 2. Today would have been Jane Jacobs’ 99th birthday, and I know many […]

Travel Update: Miami-bound

Hialeah, FloridaI’m writing this from Hialeah, a suburb just north of Miami that is the nation’s most Cuban city. I can’t wait until Sunday, my first big day in Miami, and the de facto start to this 3-year trip!I’ve spent the last week slogging down … [Read More...]

The Right to the City

This post draws heavily from Tom W. Bell’s “Want to Own a City?”  and would not have been possible without his prior writing and research The "Right to the City" is an old marxist slogan that’s as catchy as it is ill-defined. Neither the phrase's originator … [Read More...]