Monthly Archives: February 2014

Moving to the Suburbs

Yes, most folks are still doing this, despite the attempt by environmentalists and urbanists to indicate otherwise, as this story from New Geography reports. An excerpt. Andy Kiersz’s article in the Business Insider (see Americans are Still Moving to the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Climate Change & Politics

The subject of this great article from the Wall Street Journal. An excerpt. The weirdest thing about John Kerry’s weekend speech on climate-change—other than the fact that this is the same guy who in 1997 voted to forbid the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Politics

Suburban Living Growing in Mexico

Not the place one thinks of when thinking of suburbs, but as suburban demographic expert Wendell Cox reports, the connection is real. An excerpt. There is an increasing recognition – at least outside the academy, planning organization and urban core … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, History

Folsom Dam Work

It is progressing nicely, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, but even with this work, Sacramento will still only have a 200 year level of flood protection—New Orleans had a 250 year level when Katrina hit—which is better … Continue reading

Posted in Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Sailor Bar Concrete Yard

It is very good news that the County is finally planning to remove the concrete and asphalt stored there and, we assume, restore this Parkway acreage to its proper use, to be enjoyed by Parkway users. An excerpt from the … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government

Happy City Debunked

Most anti-suburban screeds, like the book Happy City, are disguised as scholarly studies to parlay the myth that folks really love the dense city rather than the spread out suburbs, even though folks voting with their feet continue to move … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Homelessness & Technology

Using the latter to help reduce the former is a wonderful idea, sketched out in this article from Fast Co-Exist. An excerpt. With levels of homelessness at historic highs, New York City is now working to improve how it uses … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Homelessness