All of It


I think this is an appropriate image for this period of digital reorganizing. It is a walk among the weeds, and I say that for one reason.  The image above has never been rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry. I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that wanderer’s existence as a bottle cap, the old kind you had to pry off. It had a bit of rusty desperation, and it dissolves to this day. It will disappear much like a list of all I have had to say in my years with this resource and it is posted (here).

In meantime, thoughts, referrals, and leads on the following spectacular insights have been greatly appreciated.


The working-class neighborhoods of New York do not need a long-term comprehensive plan to solve their housing problem. They need fifty-nine strategic plans focused on housing. Why? Every problem is a housing problem. There is a slight chance of sustaining existing affordable housing and building a lot more to meet the need, but not without […]

Planning Together: Part VII

One Take…Subcommittee on Capital Budget  and Committee on Land Use  The underlying theme in the February 23, 2021 hearing on the proposed legislation examined one point.  Where and how can long-term planning fit into the city’s policies regarding the budget, land use, and zoning? Best comment heard… if the city could fix the digital divide […]

Planning Together – Part VI

Political people, perhaps more than many others, live in a dichotomous world.  They run for office, care about issues, and have a political ideology. They are required to express instinctive and emotional thoughts. Still, when it comes to making decisions, we expect them to be more deliberative and logical. They are ordinary people, and we […]

Planning Together: Part V

The Wicked Problem Plan Financial crises, health care, hunger, income disparity, obesity, poverty, terrorism, and sustainability are examples of wicked problems further complicated by climate change, biodiversity loss, persistent poverty, and food insecurity.  The difficulty is knowing how everything happens all at once and why everything is connected to everything else.  Wicked, right?  Maybe not, […]


Galileo knew that most people would predict that a heavy body (H) would fall faster than a lighter body (L).  But, his eyes were fixed on our solar system, and these bodies were not falling, so he conducted a thought experiment to prove another possible prediction.  Science and art are wonderfully connected by experimental thinking. […]


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