Monthly Archives: October 2014

News: ARPPS Annual Report & Parkway Ranger’s Reports

Our fiscal year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014) annual report is online at http://www.arpps.org/annualreport.html 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

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

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

Posted in demographics, Economy

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

Posted in ARPPS, Nonprofit Management, Parks

Hipster Suburbs

Well yes, read about them in this article from New Geography. An excerpt. It’s an idea echoed everywhere from “Friends” to “Girls”: Young people want to live in cities. And, we’re told, a lot of them (at least the cool … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy

Haven for Hope for Homeless

The homeless service campus in San Antonio, Texas is a wonderful model Sacramento might consider emulating as it works to help people out of homelessness rather than enabling homelessness through the provision of services without asking for any reformative work … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness | 1 Comment

Downtown Development, the Old Donut

This is a very interesting article from New Geography about the Old Donut and the New Donut theory of development, which is relevant to Sacramento. An excerpt. Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut used to like to say that “you can’t … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics, Economy

K Street Drama Still Playing

It is endless, but perhaps the synergy from the arena and an executive mayor, will finally bring this drama to a happy conclusion. An excerpt from the Sacramento Bee. One of the most blighted stretches of downtown Sacramento received a … Continue reading

Posted in K Street