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North County’s Natural Treasure – A Vision of Success

April 1, 2012

What began as a small group of concerned citizens gathered around a kitchen table in Del Mar and Solana Beach in 1986 discussing how they might protect the San Dieguito Lagoon from impending development, grew into a vision for a ... Read More »

Permitting the  City of San Marcos’ Downtown Creek District

Permitting the City of San Marcos’ Downtown Creek District

April 1, 2012

When the City of San Marcos received environmental permits recently to move forward with its 214-acre downtown specific plan, the San Marcos Creek District, it culminated 28 years of project planning and permitting. The district will include a mixed-use development ... Read More »

Interview with Nathan Landau: Author of Car Free Los Angeles and Southern California

Interview with Nathan Landau: Author of Car Free Los Angeles and Southern California

April 1, 2012

What inspired you to write this book? There were a couple of things that came together for me. I’ve always had a strong orientation towards transit, had car-free periods of my life, etc.  I’d been visiting Southern California a lot, ... Read More »

New online treemap allows Citizen Foresters to calculate the benefits of San Diego’s trees.

New online treemap allows Citizen Foresters to calculate the benefits of San Diego’s trees.

April 1, 2012

As planners, we know that trees are a valuable resource which contribute to a community’s wellbeing in many ways.  It’s obvious to most people that trees serve an aesthetic purpose, but the more scientific calculations of a tree’s environmental impact, ... Read More »

Conceptualizing and Measuring Resilience

April 1, 2012

Resilience has become a ubiquitous concept among both academics and practitioners of urban and regional studies. Yet for all its potential as a framework for examining how communities can protect against and respond to adversity, resilience risks becoming another economic ... Read More »