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A Polyresin Fountain of a Place

Last weekend was all about the outdoors and food. The annual pancake breakfast celebrating the founding of Springfield in 1636 got us up and out the door before 8 a.m. in order to beat the rain. It was great to see the usual cast of characters, from the mayor to an eccentric local we call…

One Last Effort

This is what I’m trying to say regarding incremental development versus mega-projects: In my (well documented) experience the lived reality on the ground over the last 40 years is: Incremental steps toward more auto orientation. Or giant steps preserving a traditional development pattern. The only exception has been some historic preservation, which has incrementally preserved…

Line up the Urbanists

(If you’re not familiar with A Chorus Line, and I wasn’t, you’ll need to watch this…not the version my niece was in!) What is the “dance 10, looks 3” of cities? Given it’s a metaphor I’m sure there are multiple answers that could work, but the first one that springs to mind in my little…

Chuck’s Response 

I sent the text of the post entitled Magically Fallacious to Chuck Marohn before I published it. The interchange didn’t seem particularly enlightening so I didn’t include it. At Chuck’s request I’m posting it now: (Chuck’s response) Thanks for the interest and passion. I feel you’re falling into the trap of taking each utterance as…