Business ties may become untethered. The people who live and work in New York City and San Francisco still eat food, drink water, wear clothes, and disposition trash across a broad food shed, watershed, etc. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/upshot/the-great-disconnect-megacities-go-global-but-lose-local-links.html?nytapp=true

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Of particular note is how immigrants are saving traditional Italian traditional crafts. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/t-magazine/abandoned-italian-towns.html

Here is an interesting mapping activity focused on senses other than what you see. Chatty Maps:

http://www.goodcitylife.org/chattymaps/project.html

Interesting but somewhat course map layers

Atlas – Preservation Leadership Forum – A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

http://forum.savingplaces.org/act/pgl/atlas/map

Our New Urban Oases

Seems like a good opportunity for tax increment financing to maintain the park without competing against other needs. Redevelopment in industrial areas also may have less potential impact displacing lower income households if few people live nearby. Creating new market rate housing in these areas could relieve upward price pressure elsewhere.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/13/magazine/design-issue-redesigned-public-spaces.html?_r=0

Why Portland Requires Deconstruction for its Oldest Homes – CityLab

A fantastic approach for saving energy and resources. It makes great sense in the northwest with wood frame, wood sided houses. It may not translate as well to other places. http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/11/portland-oregon-deconstruction-law-demolition/506237/?utm_source=nl__link4_110416

Art Deco relic on San Fernando Road

I always loved this building. From the Eastsider: www.theeastsiderla.com/2015/03/art-deco-relic-on-san-fernando-road-now-going-for-2-3-million/