Defensive Walking

We love our neighborhood, and enjoy the occasional coffee break at Catalina. No matter how many times we walk this path, we can’t get over the duck-and-weave motion necessary to pass the obstacle course of sign posts (and barricade?). While walking in a single-file line takes me back to the days of my youth, I think it poses a great safety concern for users. The City of Houston budget has been amended to include a Neighborhood Sidewalks Program, a pilot program that should allow us to eliminate walking environments like this....
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Next City Vanguard 2013

  A couple weeks ago, I had the honor, as a Next City Vanguard, of being in the room with 40 bright, passionate, and innovative individuals from around the country that are working to make our cities better places to live.  The Next City Vanguard Conference took place in Cleveland this year.  Unlike any other conference I’ve attended before, this had the widest cross-section of disciplines I’ve seen in one space, with programming that truly allowed for an exchange of knowledge and open dialogue.  Presentations were kept to a bare minimum; instead from the 60-second rapid fire introductions to city...
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