I just got back from a wedding in Oregon, which was a blast! But I had other important business there too. I’ve been trying to encourage Phoenix to create a network of safe cycling routes… Read More »Field Trip! Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways
Issue Brief Arizona is facing an affordable housing crisis that is causing financial stress or even homelessness for far too many. One problem is municipal zoning policy, which tends to favor large, expensive single-family homes… Read More »Statewide Zoning Reform and Public Health
Water usage is a bad excuse to fail to plant trees in Phoenix. Research shows that the amount of irrigation water that even a million desert trees would need to grow and thrive is vanishingly small compared to the city’s current overall water usage.
In July 2005, Phoenix suffered through what was then a record-breaking heat wave. For nine consecutive days, the high temperature topped 110 degrees, and highs averaged near 110 for the month—several degrees above average—with nighttime… Read More »Phoenix’s urban heat island effect is increasingly deadly
Ten years ago, the city of Dallas, Texas released a visually impressive, 76-page bicycling master plan. An official overview of the plan proclaimed it to be “community-driven” and “innovative.” It named the many agencies and… Read More »People don’t ride bikes on master plans