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Pub. Date Title Subject
SDDT 3/3/03 Operation End Extremism
… That's what we really need right now: a movement to end extremism. Let's go see what this is about. The moment of hope began to fade when I tuned into the fact that it was a Senate Committee. Environment and Public works – an odd place to go after extremism, I think. But wait. It turns out the extremism they mean are environmental protections. The extremists they mean, it seems, include me.
SDDT 10/14/02 Reinvent planning

How did they plan great cities before we had fancy computers to draw colorful maps? Are cities planned better since? These questions were brought into focus recently when I attended a meeting where developers were presenting their ground-truthing for the County's General Plan 2020 update.

SDDT 9/25/02 In pursuit of good growth

What do soccer moms, bored teenagers and weary commuters have in common? They are identified as just a few of the "victims of sprawl" in "Suburban Nation," a book by leading new urbanist designers and implementors: Andres Duany, Elizatbeth Plater-Zyberk, and Jeff Speck.

SDDT 6/12/02 Plan before power
Bills are being pursued in the State legislature ... to give more land-use power to the San Diego Association of Governments by establishing it as the official, state-mandated regional government.
SDDT 5/27/02 Protect What Merits Protection
On May 1, 2002, Watt Commercial Properties had workers chop down three mature jacaranda trees in downtown San Diego.
SDDT 2/25/02 Fired Up
The history of California’s beautiful landscapes has been greatly shaped by the awesome power of fire.
SDDT 12/17/01 Leadership with Sprawl Vision
While most people would find solace in some swatches of remaining rolling hills and open space, each of those remaining private undeveloped areas of any size has plans and projects already permitted and/or in the pipeline.
SDDT 3/23/01 Building for the future Construction has been completed for phase one of the San Diego Jewish Academy, a 22-acre "green" school campus located on a 40-acre site in Carmel Valley.
SDDT 7/16/00 Who Wants It? City of San Diego General Plan and Growth Shell Game
SDDT 7/14/00 Energy Prophets Problems and solutions of energy deregulation
SDDT 7/10/00 Ask the Mayoral Candidates Politics, Environment and The Mayor
SDDT 5/15/00 Blame Game Wetlands vs. Roads
SDDT 5/8/00 Friendly Polluters Mission Bay, Sea World and water pollution
SDDT 5/1/00 Penciling Out Energy, Politics & SDG&E
SDDT 4/24/00 Rationale for Regionalism Smart Growth & regionalism
SDDT 4/17/00 Do Your Part Pollution solutions/energy
SDDT 3/27/00 Oil victims -- again Energy, transportation
STTD 2/14/00 Clean Energy Quest Energy alternatives
SDDT 1/21/00 Sprawl schools Schools vs. affordable housing
SDDT 1/10/00 Building Green Green homes
SDDT 12/20/99  From Ho-Ho-Ho to Hot-Hot-Hot Global warming -- humor
SDDT 11/5/99 Evolving capitalism  Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution
SDDT 10/20/99  Solving Sprawl How and why about sprawl
SDDT 10/18/99  What Fuels These Mortals Be Oil overdependence & fuel economy
SDDT 10/11/99  Sludge Fund Mission Bay Park, pollution & $$
SDDT 10/1/99  Ways to Go Solutions & the paradox of suto-mobility
SDDT 9/24/99 Remember Bliss  Designing for people, not cars
  Cool Companies  Energy & bottom-line results
  Green Power Makes Cents  
  Personal cooling  
  Civic Infrastructure Public participation
SDDT 7/12/99 Clearing some air   
SDDT 6/28/99 Getting with the program Recycled products purchasing co-op
SDDT 6/14/99 Interesting Times Environmental revolution?
SDDT 6/7/99 Political Infrastructure Thinking regionally
SDDT 5/31/99 Civic Salad Smart growth
SDDT 5/24/99 Building Leadership Green building
SDDT 5/17/99 Everyday decisions Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices
SDDT 5/10/99 Beyond Sentiment Energy victims
SDDT 5/3/99 Still Smarting Smart growth
SDDT 4/12/99 Business Matters ISO 14001 environmental management
SDDT 3/22/99 Course correction  Business & Sustainability
SDDT 3/15/99 Better not Bigger Myths of growth
SDDT 3/1/99 Growtesque Dysfunctional growth
SDDT 2/22/99 Global Growth Population growth
SDDT 2/15/99 Minds over Matter How much stuff do we have?
SDDT 2/8/99 Lanes to nowhere Congestion & sprawl
SDDT 2/1/99 Special Studies Mission Bay Park
SDDT 1/25/99 Grow Up San Diego Population growth
SDDT 1/18/99 Mismatch? What kind of growth?
SDDT 1/12/99 Political Species MSCP lawsuit
SDDT 1/5/99 Extinction Politics Endangered Species Act & MSCP
SDDT 12/7/98 Sustainable Water Future State water blueprint
SDDT 11/30/98 Giving Thanks Carmel Mountain Preserve
SDDT 11/23/98 Cut taxes, save the world Harnessing the market for the environment
SDDT 11/16/98 The Next Industrial Revolution Business & environment
SDDT 10/26/98 Sprawl Wars  Responsible growth?
SDDT 9/14/98 Sprawling America Suburban sprawl growth
SDDT 9/7/98 Cultural Evolution Building vs stopping projects
SDDT 8/24/98 Trickle Down Housing Affordable housing
SDDT 8/17/98 Putting a Price on Mom Ecology, economics & growth
SDDT 8/10/98 Trip to Tomorrowland Disneyland & trarnsportation planning
SDDT 8/3/98 Urban road warriors Cars & wealth
SDDT 7/13/98 Driving Taxes Vehicle licence fee cuts
SDDT 6/22/98 A Tale of Two Developments Growth & development
SDDT 5/25/98 The Price Is Not Right Price distortions & environment
SDDT 5/8/98 Quite a vision or Growing Up? Urban growth/open space
SDDT 5/1/98 Growth vs. evolution Sustainability
SDDT 4/27/98 Time for a New American Dream Voluntary Simplicity
SDDT 4/13/99 Cut Polluter Pork Cut pollution subsidies
SDDT 4/3/98 Smart Taxes Tax pollution,reward enterprise
SDDT 3/30/98 Trash tangle Where does the trrash go?
SDDT 3/23/98 Water Efficiency State water systems
SDDT 3/16/98 A bay in the hand is worth a bunch to Busch, or
Givin' away the bay
Mission Bay Park
SDDT 3/9/98 Support South Bay's natural infrastructure Wildlife refugs
SDDT 3/2/98 Going, Going, Gone Endangered biodiversity
SDDT 2/23/98 All Wet Local flooding issues
SDDT 2/16/98 Meet the Enemy Population growth
SDDT 1/26/98 Prescription for Decongestion Needed Freeway congestion
SDDT 1/12/98 Growing the Future Our addiction to growth
SDDT 12/22/97 Responsibility Relief Regulatory relief politics
SDDT 12/15/97 Pipe Dreams California's water supply
SDDT 11/31/97 Wanted: Operation Safe Sand Beach erosion