Monthly Archives: July 2010

Climategate

While various reports attempt to quell the already existing skepticism that dramatically increased after the email controversy heated up, this editorial from the Wall Street Journal puts the attempts—which won’t work—into context. An excerpt. “The latest study purporting to absolve … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

Eppie’s Great Race Sets Record

A wonderful Parkway event that brings people from all over to the banks of the American, set a participation record this year, as reported by the Rancho Cordova Post. An excerpt. “The 37th annual Eppie’s Great Race enjoyed record participation … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

Changing Parks Management & Funding

The recent editorial in the Sacramento Bee comments on the recent deficit driven decisions to seek another way to manage some parks in the County Regional Parks division through contracts with nonprofit organizations. This is a strategy we have been … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Waterfronts

Sacramento is blessed with two historic rivers running through it, and turning their waterfronts around from many decades of neglect has begun, but leadership still needs to consider the stultifying reliance of passive open space—especially along the American—that tends to … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Public Safety, River Development, Water

Parkway Closures and Detours

County Parks Announcement Guy West bicycle bridge at Sacramento State to close from July 18 to August 24 The Guy West pedestrian bridge will close this summer for five weeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will do levee improvements … Continue reading

Posted in Parks

K Street Drama Continues

In the never-ending futility of developing the lower-end of K Street, the City Council has chosen an approach I dearly hope brings my hometown the downtown it deserves, as reported by the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. “The decades-long effort to … Continue reading

Posted in K Street

Suburban Movement

Movement to the suburbs continues, as this data-driven article from New Geography notes. An excerpt. “Anyone who challenges the notion that the long predicted exodus of people from the suburbs to the city has been wildly overstated is sure to … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

An Urban or Suburban Future?

An informative debate between the advocates of each, as reported–with anti-suburban bias showing–by Fast Company. An excerpt. “Last Wednesday night, Joel Kotkin–a futurist and (sub)urban historian–squared off in a debate against Christopher Leinberger, a developer, consultant and proponent of “walkable … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Climategate Whitewash

If you have been following the Climategate story, you have probably heard that various reports have come out recently claiming nothing was determined to have been improper. This story from the Wall Street Journal examines those claims. An excerpt. “Last … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

Central Park Conservancy: The Back Story

The role that the Central Park Conservancy—the nonprofit organization that has been managing Central Park for some time—has played in our development of a strategy for seeing the American River Parkway be managed by a nonprofit, is well known by … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, JPA, Nonprofit Management, Parks