NIMBY or genuine concern?

At the outset, a disclaimer: Land use and urban planning are incredibly complex topics that cannot be covered in a single book, let alone a single post. These issues are deeply interrelated and tangled up with each other and I will be making some simplifications or overly broad statements here for the sake of sticking […]

The palm trees of the Bay Bridge and civic waste

The sweeping design of the Bay Bridge’s east span includes 37 Canary Island Date Palms, planted in the median that creates space for the bike path and between lanes of opposing traffic. However, just months after the bridge opened—after years of delays caused by problems with construction, skyrocketing costs, and other issues, compounded by safety […]