Economists have a charming term for this cascading causality: creative destruction — “destruction” because the status quo crumbles, “creative” because something new takes its place.
Entries Tagged as 'Urban Design'
July 25th, 2014 · No Comments
July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
Oregon Country Fair leaders have devised a clever alternative to purchasing carbon offsets, which function like modern-day indulgences, assuaging the guilt of event organizers and attendees.
June 13th, 2014 · No Comments
Everyone pushed beyond their comfort zones and learned how to identify the values we all share when we “envision Eugene.” Some would say the group itself did something miraculous. Conservationists and developers broke bread together.
June 6th, 2014 · No Comments
Eugene’s city staff should throw open its permit window and offer anyone with an August celebration idea the opportunity to try it this year with as little regulatory interference as possible. Give restaurants and downtown bars a weekend of sidewalk serving privileges for minimal or no expense. If we want a thousand flowers to bloom, staying out of their way is a good place to begin.
May 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments
Booking agents, national merchants and local entrepreneurs use numbers to determine whether they can succeed here. More successes for them translate into more choices for us.
April 25th, 2014 · No Comments
I understand that certifying taxis and drivers keeps citizens safe — from bad brakes to armed robberies. I’m not saying that safety isn’t worth the money. Just let people choose.
August 2nd, 2013 · 9 Comments
After staging literally hundreds of different shows in the same space at Actors Cabaret in downtown Eugene, Roberts knows how to make people suspend their disbelief. He has “street cred” about how to give this stretch of street some credibility.
July 29th, 2013 · 8 Comments
Tolerance is supposed to be in Eugene’s wheelhouse, but apparently not when it involves wheeled houses.
June 21st, 2013 · No Comments
Organically, a vibe has begun to take hold. Like baserunners distracting a pitcher to give the hitter a better chance, each success gave the next batter up a boost of confidence. Now we have a vibrant downtown with only a few strategic vacancies. Looking ahead, there are more bases to be loaded.
June 7th, 2013 · 7 Comments
Bike share programs make it easy for users to mix and match their transportation choices, based on weather, schedule, energy, and impulse.