The pro-CodeNext "true progressive" people produced those to troll the limousine liberals that are progressive in name only (and secret racists that deep down want to keep Austin's status as one of the most segregated cities). You know, the ones that drive their Subarus and Prius' to protest anything that so much as smells faintly of density. The ones that dress up in showy lycra and $3,000 bikes that won't ride locally... they strap their bikes to the roof and go out into the hills to show up with their Strava postings.
Yes, start a thread and tell us more. I find it fascinating. Not trolling here. As an outsider I look at it as a giant political failure in the world of planning because of the conflicting views of standard Texas conservative vs. Austin liberal. There seems to be enough power on each side that it becomes a stalemate leaving Austin a great city to visit with music and bars and whatever, but a crappy planned city overall.I could talk for days on what happened with CodeNext. It is a great case study in multiple planning and political issues.
I have never been a Duany fan. Overtly idealistic and not very applicable outside of metropolitan areas. APA bought his schtick hook, line and sinker.The guys an arrogant ass. Comes to town, bad mouths your city, and goes back to building sprawl in Florida and calling it great. Did I mention he's also a pretentious prick.
I had a bunch I collected for a staff training/retreat document I put together a year or so ago. It is important to keep memes on tap and ready for deployment. I should teach a CM unit on effective meme usage!FM is preternaturally gifted at this planning meme business!
We have that in our code...along with some other beauties including:
Nice.We have that in our code...along with some other beauties including:
marinas (which is my very favorite because we don't have any waterfront)
Under their Powers & DutiesI wish I had "Wharfmaster" as my job title.
The Wharfmaster shall also have power to cause all boats or rafts to move or lie at the wharves in the manner as may in his opinion best promote the convenience of all boats lying at or near,
or coming to, the wharves, and shall in his discretion cause empty boats and small crafts to be removed to give place to other boats.