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Entries Tagged as 'Urban Design'

How to Soften Eugene’s Parking Price Hike

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Restaurants and theaters at the city center would love to be able to see more patrons after dark. More parking options would certainly help. Banks and other businesses with empty parking lots is not a good look. We can fix that.

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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.

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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.

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Gifts This President Could Give Us

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

We have a president who fancies himself a builder and an all-around rich guy. There are gifts his government could us that affirms what he believes about himself, while also pleasing his citizenry.

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Uncle Phil Should Adopt the Eugene Airport

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

A large investment, quickly implemented, can make the impossible possible.

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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.

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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.

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Keep EWEB Building Publicly Owned (But Not As City Hall)

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

These two buildings must stay publicly owned. But the offices shouldn’t be renovated to house city staff….

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How to Guarantee Eugene’s Town Square Success

October 12th, 2018 No Comments

The details of our needs change over time, so we must always return to the intent of the gift and the vision of its donors. If Eugene and Lane County have a central hub, it belongs on 8th Avenue and should include the Park Blocks.

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Don’t Let Scooters Ruin Our Riverfront Paths

October 5th, 2018 No Comments

Our riverfront trails attract all comers. That makes them special. Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers, wheelchairs and dogs — even horses — are welcome. Joggers, runners, and walkers pass at different speeds, cooperating to avoid collisions. Communication is key.

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