Posts Tagged ‘urban life’

At the end of the December the San Francisco 49ers held their last game at Candlestick Stadium. I used to live less than a mile away and walked to the stadium a couple of times to attend a game. A San Francisco colleague, Tyra Fennell, wrote about the dichotomy of the Forty-Niner’s stadium and the […]


At the end of the December the San Francisco 49ers held their last game at Candlestick Stadium. I used to live less than a mile away and walked to the stadium a couple of times to attend a game. A San Francisco colleague, Tyra Fennell, wrote about the dichotomy of the Forty-Niner’s stadium and the […]


Earlier this summer, The Brookings Institution released a great paper discussing the problem of transit and jobs. Basically, the authors say transit exists where the jobs are but not where people live so people have a hard time actually getting from residential areas to employment centers.


Earlier this summer, The Brookings Institution released a great paper discussing the problem of transit and jobs. Basically, the authors say transit exists where the jobs are but not where people live so people have a hard time actually getting from residential areas to employment centers.


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Last week in a Richmond newspaper, Style Weekly, an article was written about developers building apartments with no windows. I was shocked as I was reading that this is now becoming practice in the city. When the number of units in a building that is needed to make the pro forma pencil is more than […]


Urban Rest Stop

28Aug12

It is a great thing to see a community come together to support those who can’t do for the themselves. One of the great examples of this is Seattle’s Urban Rest Stop. The idea came about in 1990 after a survey found that Seattle had almost no public rest rooms. The Low Income Housing Institute, […]


Urban Rest Stop

28Aug12

It is a great thing to see a community come together to support those who can’t do for the themselves. One of the great examples of this is Seattle’s Urban Rest Stop. The idea came about in 1990 after a survey found that Seattle had almost no public rest rooms. The Low Income Housing Institute, […]


Leland Avenue Street Fair Photo by VVBOOM Did you know that parties are important for communities? I was recently reviewing a tool used to measure the health of the communities. One of the items measured is the number of block parties held in a neighborhood. Not long after I came to San Francico I participated […]


Restaurant space constructionPhoto by Katherine Williams For the past two months, in the building I have helped shepherd through construction, we have been constructing a restaurant. It has been a vision for this particular location for almost 10 years, long before I started on the project. In other neighborhoods where commercial activity is already vibrant […]