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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Misuse of Mixed-use Development
Apr 23, 2016 2:01 am
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Mixed-use development is an enticing concept. The notion is that by combining different categories--housing, office, retail--you can make better use... More
Anniversary of an unlearned lesson: The Irish Easter Rising and current politics
Apr 2, 2016 1:52 am
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Easter week 1916 was the beginning of the end of the British Empire. The event was the Easter Rising in Ireland. In... More
Retail - basics of public policy
Mar 25, 2016 1:52 am
Comments: 16 | Views: 1,454

"Retail loves retail" is the basic maxim you will hear in a discussion of planning for retail districts. It is analogous to critical mass for... More
Another Copenhagen Syndrome
Mar 5, 2016 12:55 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 2,060

Visionaries and dreamers can be major impediments to accomplishing anything useful. They clutter the public discourse and decision-making with ideas that are non-starters... More
Public Discourse: Inverted Totalitarianism, Threshold Models and Cell Phones
Feb 21, 2016 1:56 am
Comments: 24 | Views: 1,299

Online discussions are an important part of public discourse even for people who don't participate directly. Much of what they hear from others may have come from... More
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