Noted actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, much more) has co-founded a company called Sterling Fresh Foods in New Orleans. Their mission is great – to try and bring fresh, quality food to food deserts.
From their site:
We offer a full range of supermarket products, including fresh produce, dairy, meats, seafood, and [...]
Today’s post is cross-posted to Savannah Unplugged, the excellent blog run by Bill Dawers. Enjoy:
I can’t tell you how many plans I’ve read where a city used language to tout itself something akin to “The New American City” or “America’s 21st Century City.” It’s in the nature of our country that [...]
Been out the last few days getting in touch with my edginess, so I’m just now catching up on the conversation from last week. 2 primary threads were hopping, but both are essentially: what is the future for the CNU? Not NU necessarily, but CNU. I’d like to [...]
In the world of planning today, all the rage is Tactical Urbanism. And rightfully so. Anything that gets people more involved and active in improving their communities is a good thing. More than ever, it’s great to see how people aren’t waiting around for a big plan to make life better today.
When I was a kid, I used to sketch out designs for futuristic cities in my notebooks. Complete with domed arenas, skyscrapers and fantastic highway intersections, they looked a lot like, well, a lot like this:
This is current-day downtown Atlanta, as seen from a hotel in Midtown.
For years, many of us in the planning and real estate world have been talking about the mismatch between supply and demand in housing. That is, we’ve been building a very limited type of housing for decades (single family houses on a medium to large lot) well in excess of what the demand actually is [...]
New Year’s resolutions are an annual tradition of mine. Sometime within about 24 hours of January 1st, I like to make that extensive list of my goals for the year ahead, even if the world will be coming to an end this year. I know someone could say this is a silly or arbitrary measure, [...]