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  1. A revisitation...

    October marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. I love the change in seasons, but most of all I love the weather turning cooler. This year is a little different as I am 10 months into my "new" job in town. I walk to work most every day (unless, I bike.. or if I have to drive somewhere). One thing I miss though, as my evening walks home remind me of walking home from school in the late 80s as a lad, is the smell of woodsmoke and the "reality" that seemed to have gripped my old Denver neighborhood ...
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  2. Weaseling Past Your Local Board/Council: Method #1 (Garage Dominance Edition)

    I have been in planning just short of four years now. I got into this profession in order to satisfy my interest in the built environment and help influence its future, but I cannot help but admit to suffering from a small amount of cynicism that planners sometimes get while working in local government-particularly in the western United States.
    My interest, and background, was in single-family suburban residential. That interest alone makes me a minority among planners who tend toward the ...
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