We All Just Want to Belong

As a nation, as a state, and as a city, we’re faced with issues where people are in direct opposition to one another. It’s easy to develop an “us” vs. “them” mentality about almost any issue. We can get caught up in the divide (pointing out how ignorant, selfish, or fundamentally flawed …

What is a subsidy?

In talking about affordable housing, transportation, development and other issues related to urban growth, the term “subsidy” often pops up. It’s generally used pejoratively and seems to refer to such a large variety of situations that the meaning can start to get a little murky. So I thought that before I write …

Infrastructure Infill

“Development is an endurance exercise with incremental improvements.” – Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance of Indonesia For pedestrians and bicyclists, many improvements come slowly and in small ways. And this can be frustrating. But as long as they’re coming consistently, then eventually a system will arise that is sensitive to …