City of Oakland Land Use & Transportation Element. March 1998.
City of Oakland Housing Element, 2015-2023. Public Review Draft. May 2014.
Gentrification risk in Oakland, by census tract.
for my Downtown Revitalization class last quarter, i wrote my final paper on (Downtown) Oakland. you can read it here [PDF].
i realized i forgot about the Broadway “B” shuttle, popuphood, and the facade improvement program. oh, well.
Introduction: History, Trends
Approaches to Downtown Revitalization: General Plan of 1998, The 10K Plan, Community Benefit Districts, Oakland Grown
Current Approaches to Revitalization: 10K Two Plan, Downtown, Latham Square Plaza
thank Jerry Brown and his success in enticing developers to Oakland. he’s the main reason why Downtown and Uptown are vibrant right now. current mayor Jean Quan wants to do a “10K Two Plan” similar to Brown’s plan to build more housing and bring more residents into Oakland. need to be careful in not speeding up the development process so quickly that people are displaced.
just decided to go g.maps street view in downtown austin, TX out of curiosity (and distraction from hw readings).
quite surprised. Downtown looks nice. Wide streets but some diagonal parking, buses running through, wide sidewalks, some street trees and public art, benches, corner bulb-outs, long line of people outside a theatre, and bikes??! not what I expect from Texas.
but then I saw the sign outside of the theatre: SXSW. gd hipsters and their bikes. ;P
and those google van employees definitely planned the exact date for their work trip.
*that cyclist on the left is squeezed, though. should’ve taken the center of the lane—diagonal parking is dangerous.