Kayakers navigating the LA River in its entirety:
As you may have noticed since reading my recommendation to subscribe to the “Being a Planner” Tumblr, it has not been updating regularly for a couple of weeks. Inspired, I’ve started the “Being A Planning Student” Tumblr, as linked below.
I’ll be updating it with giggle fodder every day I don’t post for The Comprehensive.
Requests and suggestions will be taken here as well as through the Tumblr page.
You CAN subscribe to this through an RSS feed as you may do with this blog.
I believe most everyone has seen these beauties:
These make what most people want (reliable wireless connectivity) possible without the gross exterior of what most don’t want to admit is required (white and red pillars to our relatively newfound appendages).
But what if we used this cloaking technique creatively with other eyesore above-ground infrastructure needs?
Being A Planner is:
There are always up-to-date issues and laws being made fun of.
If I don’t get a joke, I google it, learn about the topic/concept/law/theory/jargon/common misconception, read the post again, laugh. And then I repeat too many times to be proud of. Seriously- I’d know nothing about TIGER if it wasn’t for this tumblr. (PS: What a terrible logo for a federal program, huh? Click the link to see.)
I mean, it’s Tumblr. If you find serious stuff on Tumblr that’s not at least entertaining, you’re doing it wrong.
Who else makes fun of planning in such compact, bite-sized cubes of awesome? No one. That’s who.
5. If you’re a planner or planning student: it makes you take yourself less seriously and reminds us all that nobody actually knows what they’re doing in our profession 24/7. It’s a lot of guessing, tweaking, meeting-ing, editing, googling, and telling the intern to do it for you.
6. Subscribe-able through an RSS feed or email: Exactly how you get these posts in your inbox!
There really is no reason not to if you’re a planning groupie, planner, or planning student.
“If we made public transit infrastructure beautiful like this, [do you] think more people would use it?”
What’s your reply?
Do you see any beggars? Any terrible musicians vying for spare change? Anybody walking without purpose whatsoever? No. Because this place is too beautiful for that. Everyone has it inside them to appreciate architecture- even in the most passing of ways.
Classic trains are gorgeously irreplaceable.
Photo Credit: linked directly to source page.
Why the City of Spokane, Washington is Wary of Adopting More Neighborhood LID “Storm Gardens:” A Fear of Expensive Popularity
This article discusses the popularity of Low-Impact Development (LID) Storm Gardens (rather than Rain Gardens, as in Seattle, WA due to the nature of Spokane’s climate) in two neighborhoods in Spokane, and the troubling demand for more elsewhere in the city.
This was the fourth article I wrote for The GRID. Please make any comments on The GRID, not here! It’ll make me look good to my boss! (Click the linked title above to read the full article!)
Image credit: linked directly to source.