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Entries Tagged as 'Small World'

Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.


Alley Valkyrie: Where is She Now?

May 5th, 2019 No Comments

After three weeks in the forest, she came into town and stumbled on Saturday Market. She immediately knew two things, but only one of them consciously.


Eugene and Paris Have Some Amazing Similarities

January 11th, 2019 No Comments

Eugene regularly struggles to articulate its ambitions. We share plenty of characteristics with what many consider the greatest city in the world.


Eugene Needs the Skyline Icon It Already Has

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

The senior housing structure has never been well loved by anyone but its residents. … Half a century later, its height could become an important asset to downtown.


Eugene Needs a Downtown Light Show

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Let’s work with Ya-Po-Ah Terrace to make its holiday PEACE ON EARTH rooftop display a permanent feature of Eugene’s skyline year-round.


Eugene’s Doppelgänger: Paris

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Look at a map of Paris and then look at a map of Eugene. Each has a curving blue stripe running through it.


Prepare for Tourism to be Disrupted

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Let me tell you about one of the next industries that will be violently disrupted by the digital age: tourism. Visitors will be offered directions and suggestions based on their browsing and buying habits. People will love it, and it will be horrible. Nobody enjoys feeling lost, especially with nobody familiar nearby to help them. […]


Climate Hardships Fall Unevenly

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.


We Have New Tools to Ask For Help, But We Offer Advice Instead

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

The first three good-hearted replies offered me advice instead of help. “Ask at a fabric store.” “Any tailor shop can do this for you.” “Saturday Market has plenty of people who sew.” In our previous world — the one with which we are most familiar — those would have been the best strategies available.


Uber Could Help Eugene’s Economy in Two Ways

February 27th, 2018 No Comments

Residents may find themselves getting into a neighbor’s car. This detail could end up being more important than you think. To explain why, let me take you on a little side trip.