1. Systemic Failure calls out the Bay Area for giving an award to a textbook example of greenwashing in urbanism:
Ironically, this project was recently promoted on the SF-Streetsblog website by “New Urbanist” developer Peter Calthrope for its “highest level” of green technology. What does it say for the Bay Area environmental community, that such stupendously ugly, auto-oriented architecture can win “sustainable community of the year” awards?
I love how vociferous and blunt Systemic Failure’s criticism is – it’s something that’s sorely missing in the overly self-congratulatory planning blogosphere.
2. LA rushes to get another giant hulking parking lot in before Jerry Brown turns off the “redevelopment” tap.
3. Interesting charts on the gas tax throughout history.