Border Vacuums: Two Sides of the River

Border Vacuums: Two Sides of the River

Cities like to form on water. It follows that there are thousands of cities out there struggling with their own version of North Side, South Side. Some of those cities have becomes so expensive and pressed for space that big money finds its way across the river. Some have suffered economically, only to see the stratification deepen. The phenomenon reminds me of Jane Jacobs on border vacuums.

A short break

A short break

This blog is always my highest priority. I put it above anything else we do here and many things I do in my personal life as well (including sleep). That being said, I've hit a wall here this week where the number of things I have in my schedule that are not movable -- including a trip to Detroit last week, a board meeting this past weekend and a speaking trip to Iowa that starts right now -- is forcing me to take a short break.

The Diverging Diamond Video Lives On

The Diverging Diamond Video Lives On

Every now and then someone shares my Diverging Diamond overdub on a random site and I get a blast of negative feedback on our YouTube channel. It just happened again. I find this funny.

Size matters

Size matters

Do we size our city for the equipment we want or size our equipment for the city we want?