The Surprising State of Homelessness in America (hint: it’s decreasing)
Stephen Lurie of The Atlantic covers the decline of homelessness in America and notes the surprising lack of coverage in the news media of the remarkable 17% decline in homelessness from 2005 to 2012 (7 years). It’s interesting to note some of the major points here are: Federal action has been a major funding source for programs…
Metro Runs Late on Holidays!
After having done a study abroad in Barcelona, Spain, seeing how integrated public transit is to public life in a metropolitan city, I took away how amazing it was to have a way to get home in the middle of the night from all quarters on public transit. On festival days like La Merce, the…
Remix Campus Drive
Living at UC-Irvine make me think a lot about the current state of planning and the thought and effort which goes into developing public spaces and areas for the use by members of the public. One of my projects in coursework involved remixing my neighborhood. I focused on remixing my own neighborhood and the street…
So many people have discussed a perspective on why the Hyperloop is overpromising and underdelivering. Because it comes from noted entrepreneur, Elon Musk, many in the mainstream media have not taken much of a critical look at it. One particular thing that I feel hasn’t been investigated in critiques of the Musk Hyperloop is that…
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Irvine Saturday Farmers Market
The current Saturday Irvine farmers market is a well-attended and appreciated Farmers Market. During the school year, students living on-campus and near-campus are often seen buying fresh produce right next to the weekend warriors fueling up, the mothers with strollers, and families purchasing a great Saturday dinner. In the summer, it is often even more…