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By Stuart Soffer

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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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Then Came Larry Lessig.
Sep 30, 2015 11:09 am
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Larry who?

If you follow the ideas from TED conferences, ideas via TEDx, you may want to follow along the major ideas on democracy from Harvard Law professor... More
How to Hire a City Manager
Sep 11, 2015 1:03 am
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But first, I'm glad to see the right-turn obstructions on Alma and Ravenswood consigned to history. (It takes a village to get the right changes, I suppose.)


My... More
A Traffic Picture Worth a Thousand Words.
Aug 25, 2015 3:18 pm
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The recent mitigations at Alma and Ravenswood ostensibly for safety reasons, one month of a 6 month trial, has predictable consequences in other key locations. ... More
It doesn?t pencil out - justify the budget and hiring.
Jun 15, 2015 4:26 pm
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When I was on the planning commission, the Planning Department included at least two contract planners ? for years ? who ably served the city. They also understood... More
Public Benefits and Discretionary Zoning
May 3, 2015 4:55 pm
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The city council is considering describing and quantifying Public Benefits ? a quid pro quo negotiated between a project applicant and the city in return for granting... More
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