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The Neverending Planning Meme Thread

Dan

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I'll start the festivities.

What armchair urbanists think about zoning ...

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Yuppers! I had a chance to go back to Austin and work on CodeNext. I'd sort of glad I decided to stay where I am.
 

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Those would likely work in many liberal leaning college/university cities too. There are alot of old liberal property owners in these types of places that are vocal NIMBYs.
 

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Found somewhere. Are these signs for real? #austin?

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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.

But they've got a rainbow Beto sticker, so that makes it okay.

On the plus side, the "pro-density" coalition swept the open seats in the last election, providing a mandate to revive key aspects of CodeNext. And they're going to do what they should have to start with: tackle it incrementally, and meaningfully engage.

I could talk for days on what happened with CodeNext. It is a great case study in multiple planning and political issues.
 
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I could talk for days on what happened with CodeNext. It is a great case study in multiple planning and political issues.
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.

Again, outsider, what the hell do I know. I've only driven through a few times.
 

Dan

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Found on Quickmeme:



I think the Detroit Entrepreneur is relevant to our interests.





 

Whose Yur Planner

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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 have never been a Duany fan. Overtly idealistic and not very applicable outside of metropolitan areas. APA bought his schtick hook, line and sinker.
 

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Remember when gentrification was good, and billboards were bad?

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And from some previous threads.





















 
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