Protest HOWTO

This series of posts about the protests in Hong Kong, written by the Pinboard guy, seem like an instruction manual for large-scale protests in America. Should we get to that point, I guess.

Using a TIF to subsidize affordable housing

From City Observatory: Portland’s tony Pearl District, adjacent to downtown, as blossomed in the past decade, adding more than 7,000 new residential units, plus offices and stores. The city’s policy has plowed tens of millions of dollars in the tax increment from new construction and rising property values into affordable housing in the neighborhood.  That […]

Should not and will not

Love this bit from the James River Park System draft Master Plan: The consensus is that the JRPS should not and will not be building additional roads and parking lots to solve the growing access challenges on site, as that necessarily degrades the conservation of the park proper. Download the draft plan here and fill […]