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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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News: ARPPS Annual Report & Parkway Ranger’s Reports

Our fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) annual report is online at Sacramento County is again, thankfully, and after about a year of no reports, posting monthly ranger reports, and those that are posted online are … Continue reading

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Opportunity Urbanism

A vitally needed new concept on what makes a great urban area in a time in America when the leading urban areas—San Francisco, New York & Boston—are virtually unlivable for any but the wealthy; is reported on in this story … Continue reading

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Nonprofits Managing Parks, the Opposing Argument

In a well-written piece for the National Recreation & Parks Association, the argument against nonprofits managing parks is presented, making some good points that should be addressed, and one in particular that we agree with—seeing that poorer communities also benefit … Continue reading

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