Monthly Archives: December 2012


We will be taking the next couple of weeks off to enjoy the holiday season and will resume blogging on Thursday January 3, 2013. Our wish is that you and yours will have a wonderful and joyous holiday season!

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Downtown Plaza

Some good signs so far from the new owners, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, and hopefully, they understand that downtown shopping, eating and such is primarily utilized by government and other downtown workers. The idea of making downtown a … Continue reading

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Suburbs Grow

It is always a good thing when the opportunity arises for more families to buy homes in the suburbs of Sacramento, and this recent ruling will ultimately add to that opportunity, as the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. “A Sacramento … Continue reading

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Downtown Sacramento

This Comstock’s Magazine interview of one of the members of the board of directors of the Downtown Partnership is a good analysis of the problems and opportunities downtown faces. An excerpt. “Downtowns have to have a distinctly different value proposition … Continue reading

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Nonprofit Management of Parks

It is a concept we advocate for the Parkway, and two related local examples that are successful are the Sacramento Zoo and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. This article in the Sacramento Bee, reports on how a state park was … Continue reading

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Sacramento Zoo

Nestled quietly in one of the nicest of Sacramento’s suburbs, Land Park, it has been managed for several years under contract to the city of Sacramento, by a nonprofit organization—as the history page of their website notes—the type of arrangement … Continue reading

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Suburban Resources

Finding books, studies or other information on the perspective that suburban living is good—other than the vast majority of people who, since Roman times, vote with their feet and choose to live there instead of inner cities—is difficult as it … Continue reading

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Sprawl, Smart Growth, & Sonorous Critics

Our organization loves suburban living, and we detailed why in our 2012 report The American River Parkway’s Suburban Setting: The Sacramento Dream, which presents the well-researched arguments showing why ‘smart growth’ is really kinda dumb. What sprawl critics seemingly fail … Continue reading

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Branding a City

In light of the mayor’s new attempt at branding Sacramento as the Farm-to-Fork-Capital, here is a very insightful article about city branding from New Geography. An excerpt. “There is a new video out marketing Cleveland and a new slogan: “Downtown … Continue reading

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Nature Center in the Lower Reach

The realization of a strategy we’ve advocated since the early days of our organization, the establishment of a nature center in the Lower Reach of the American River Parkway is finally occurring, as reported in the Sacramento Bee. We wrote … Continue reading

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