Jane Jacobs—Neighborhoods in Action

A great video produced by the Active Living Network (a project of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). The clip explores the role of the built environment in physical activity and public health and features an interview with the urban goddess herself. It’s 9 minutes and 46 seconds VERY well spent.

I love Jane Jacobs’ support for skateboarding as an important of youth physical activity. There are lots of good aphorisms at the end as well.

What I Talked about at TEDxScottsdale

On April 21st, I had the honor of speaking at TEDxScottsdale. My presentation was entitled: Finding My Way Through the Urban Desert.

Continue reading

Help Activate Empty Lots in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday

I’ve written before on the need to get involved in our communities. More recently, I created a list of current vacancies on various City of Phoenix boards and commissions. I realize, however, that we all lead busy lives with existing commitments and many people may not have the time or energy to add one more.  Other people may…

Continue reading