Los Angeles: local v national governing

Posted by on Feb 21, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Janice Hahn, D-Rep from the Los Angeles area, has decided not to run again for her Congressional seat next year reports the LA Times.  She’s been in office since 2011.  She says that with the current non-legislating that goes on in Washington she can better represent her district from a seat in the powerful Los […]

Freret Corridor, New Orleans

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Now that we are on the last legs of Carnaval 2015 the New York Times naturally has focused attention on New Orleans.  In the column Surfacing, Jordan Michael Smith points particularly to a renewed neighborhood once known only as Freret Street it has now become in city planning parlance a cultural corridor. Freret Street meet Freret Corridor. […]

What’s it like to be in Alabama right now?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

My family is from Alabama, a county so rural and off everybody’s map that it defines “nowhere.” I wasn’t born in Choctaw County but I’ve spent lots of time there.  So the series of positive headlines about gay marriage stun me.  I’m encouraged and actually proud.  And while the sorry state of things in Ukraine, […]

Bob Simon and David Carr

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

To lose the great Bob Simon in a stupid car crash on the West Side Highway was shocking.  To read the news of David Carr’s death yesterday seemed unreal.  Fifteen years apart in age but connected in their commitment to great stories, their honesty, their insight, and their superb writing.  They both set the bar […]

Social Inequality PDF here

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

My article on social inequality and the myth of innovation districts is available here as a pdf: ?HowSocialInequality?and online here:?http://blog.inpolis.com/2014/09/10/guest-article-how-social-inequality-and-other-inconvenient-truths-could-upset-the-innovation-apple-cart-part-2/  

Social Inequality and the Innovation Myth

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Part one of my article, “How Social Inequality And Other Inconvenient Truths Could Upset the Innovation Apple Cart” is now up on the inpolis blog which is the brainchild of Ares Kalandides. ?Please have a read: ?http://blog.inpolis.com/2014/09/09/guest-article-how-social-inequality-and-other-inconvenient-truths-could-upset-the-innovation-apple-cart-part-1/  

Fred Schwartz and Sir Peter Hall

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Fred Schwartz, architect, and Peter Hall, urbanist, have been friends and advisors to CCI from the beginning. ?Fred died in April at the age of 63 and Peter died in July at the age of 82. ?Both were men of enormous achievement and humanity. ?Their bios will remain on our advisory board for some time. […]

Partnership with PROINTEC

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

CCI is happy to announce its partnership with PROINTEC, an engineering and architecture firm based in Madrid. ?From their website: ?”Founded in 1970,?PROINTEC?is a multinational company reference in the fields of engineering and architecture that also provides consulting services in the areas of infrastructure development, urban planning and environmental review. PROINTEC is the parent company […]

Resilient Cities via Rockefeller Foundation

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

I have just come across this project on 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. ?These cities will receive support including a Chief Resilience Officer who will coordinate resilience activities. ?I’m not quite sure what this is about but will continue to try to figure it out and report back. ?The global network is a sometimes unlikely […]

De-smogging your photo in China

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

In Chinese cities where years of wild overdevelopment and disregard for environmental hazards has left people choking – and dying – ?CBS News reports today that in a fit of creativity and perhaps hope there is an app that can erase the smog from your photo. ? It’s possible to see the world as many […]