Monthly Archives: October 2014

Skybox for Good

Satellite photos for nonprofits at no charge, what a great idea, as reported from Skybox for Good. An excerpt. When we started Skybox in 2009 we knew that we had a tremendous opportunity to leverage our imaging capability for positive … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics

Riverwalk

This article in the Sacramento Bee from Councilmember Allen Warren is excellent, reminding us of the importance of highlighting the natural assets we have to attract, sustain interest and care for our wonderful natural resources; of which our rivers are … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, River Development

Central Park Conservancy Shares Wealth

A wonderful way to help parks without the funding the Conservancy enjoys, as reported by the New York Times. An excerpt. The lawns at Fort Greene Park were getting the horticultural equivalent of a spa treatment. With help from a … Continue reading

Posted in Nonprofit Management, Parks

Raised Bike Lanes

Another article, this from Fast Company, about raising bike lanes, though not as dramatic as those written about in Friday’s post. An excerpt. A smarter and safer type of separated bike lane that’s common in cycle-friendly European cities like Amsterdam … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Bike Skylanes

Terrific ideas for separating bikes from cars and pedestrians, from City Journal. An excerpt. In Here Is New York, his 1949 love letter to the city, essayist E. B. White called Gotham “the concentrate of art and commerce and sport … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Franchising Parks

Governments do well at some things, poorly at others, and managing parks seems to be a task done rather poorly, so this article from National Parks Traveler is worth a read. An excerpt. With a park system that is being … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks

Micro Housing

Tying in to a recent post, these tiny living spaces are opening up some of the more expensive urban areas to folks with less money to rent, but there are some serious tradeoffs, as this article from Politico Magazine notes. … Continue reading

Posted in demographics