Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cover Cropping

According to News Deeply, this ancient practice is slowly being revived, which is good for farmers and our food supply. An excerpt. This spring in California several orchards around Solano and nearby counties sported a new look: lush carpets of … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Bike Lanes & Cars

Reducing space for cars to add space for bikes—as Sacramento is planning to do once again—can cause problems, as this article from City Lab explains, with hat tip to Urbanexus Update – Issue #8, . An excerpt. On a … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Saving Central Park

A great review of the book, Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir, by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, on how it was done, providing a philosophical guidebook to saving our own Parkway, from the Wall Street Journal, and it is … Continue reading

Posted in History, Nonprofit Management

Indian Heritage Center, Finally

According to this article in the Sacramento Bee, major funds are, possibly, finally available for this wonderful project we have been advocating for since 2005. It was initially designed to be on the historic Indian village location in the North Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in History, River Development

Examining Urban Cores, Suburban and Exurban Areas

Excellent article from New Geography. An excerpt. Since 2014, the City Sector Model has been used to portray population trends by functional area within the 53 major metropolitan areas (major metropolitan areas). The current edition classifies small areas (zip code … Continue reading

Posted in demographics

Homeless & Libraries

I haven’t been in the downtown library for years, but I hope it is not as impacted as this one in Santa Monica, as reported by US News. An excerpt. James sat camped outside the main branch of the Santa … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness

America’s Doing Okay

A very nice optimistic article by James Fallows, about our country, from The Atlantic. An excerpt. I have seen the future, and it is in the United States. After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the … Continue reading

Posted in History