Triple Canopy

Here is a link to a nice website that
actually makes good use of web interface:
Issue Seven has an interview with Teddy
Cruz, and an article/expose on Daybreak -
On a recent visit, many of Daybreak’s homes
seemed as vacant as the unbuilt lots surrounding
them. The more elaborate the “vintage” architecture,
the more each structure resembled a headstone,
with each facade a freshly inscribed epitaph for the
boom-and-bust company town, signaling a new day
breaking on the waste heap of our postindustrial—
but not quite postmining—economy.

Issue 6 also has very interesting articles
relating to Urbanismus, and the other
issues are well worth a glance.

Hope that all is well with all, and that
somebody is reading this.....


list of non-profits

here is the link.


Caitlin's link to article about Jane Jacobs and the economy


I thought we might be able to get a discussion going about this...or some thoughts could be shared. If the link isn't working, let me know.


Statement of Principles

The Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.

We believe that planning should be a tool for allocating resources and developing the environment to eliminate the great inequalities of wealth and power in our society, rather than to maintain and justify the status quo. We are committed to opposing racial, economic, and environmental injustice and discrimination by gender and sexual orientation. We believe that planning should be used to assure adequate food, clothing, housing, medical care, jobs, safe working conditions, and a healthful environment. We advocate public responsibility for meeting these needs, because the private market has proven incapable of doing so.

We seek to be an effective political and social force, working with other progressive organizations to inform public opinion and public policy and to provide assistance to those seeking to understand, control, and change the forces which affect their lives.


Vince Fritz we send you our sincere thanks and appreciation for getting this blog up and running.

With this portal progressive planners, be they citizen planners or professionals in the metro area can share observations, vision, concern and resources among other things.

Eager to watch and support its growth--onward!