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/

How streets are divided? And why?

Many cities make property owners responsible for sidewalk condition. At one time roads as well. When did government take over roads? And why not sidewalks? For commercial properties tax increment finance could be a good method for development and maintenance of pedestrian facilities and enhancements.

Trikes and Bikes

It looks like tricycles are not just for kids. From the New York Times T Magazine. A good idea for carrying lots of stuff. But heavy if you can’t park on the street and have to carry your bike upstairs. Even for modern three wheelers like the Kify