Yep, you read this right: we did it again, an encore to the Excellent Adventure 2 earlier in 2019. It was a four day trip around northeastern PA using primarily – but with a LOT of holes – the Delaware & Lehigh and Schuylkill River Trails.… Read More 2019 Excellent Adventure – Encore Edition
4 trails, 3 days, 2 people, 1 excellent adventure! Charles and I just completed our three day bikepacking trip through the Monongahela National Forest from Lewisburg WV (near the Greenbrier Inn) to Deep Creek Lake in MD.… Read More Charles’ and Alex’s Excellent Adventure – 2019 Edition
As the person who is responsible for initiating the requirement 22 in the Central Park findings, it is important for me to explain the rationale for my (I do not speak for the rest of the Planning Commission) behind it. Read on to see why I think connections between neighborhoods are important!… Read More Neighborhood Connections
A little late here, but before I publish the 2019 Edition, I had to at least get the basics of the 2018 Edition published. It all started with “Hey, let’s ride from Pittsburgh to DC in 4 days.”… Read More Charles’ and Alex’s Excellent Adventure – 2018 Edition
I hope you enjoyed my Ignite Annapolis talk “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”. This post has supplemental information and background for the talk.… Read More Ignite Annapolis!
The Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study takes a small step in the right direction towards a more satisfying future. It is not a plan but it is a hope, a strategic hope. And one must hope and envision in order to get anywhere.… Read More Forest Drive/Eastport study offers hope for better walkability
Is the brouhaha around the Main Street bike lane about bike or infrastructure or just a proxy for change people don’t want?… Read More Bikes: A Proxy For Change
The Forest Drive Sector Study schizophrenic. Should the area be a way to move people in and out or should it be a people oriented place? Sadly, it tries to be both and does neither.… Read More Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study
After all the ranker about local development projects during the election, I asked John and Tim of The Maryland Crabs Podcast if they’d be interested in having me on to talk about development. Much of the discussion focuses on who can say NO the loudest. Ultimately it’s disingenuous to just talk about yes or no on… Read More A new way to look at development and planning with Alex Pline (E-66)
A version of this article When Public Art and Historic Preservation Clash appeared at Strong Towns on May 24, 2017. Annapolis is the historic capital city of Maryland and harks back to the Colonial days of the United States. The city’s core contains a lot of the historic fabric from the 1700s, 1800s and 1900s including… Read More Can Art and Historic Preservation Coexist?