Happy Labor Day

Placemaking begins with hearts and minds, but is never actually realized without the toil of human hands. Today we rest, honoring the back-breaking labor that helped build the communities, big and small, we’re now privileged to call home.

Industry, Infrastructure and Intermodalism—Still Mixed Up on Special Districts?

Guest-ShakerIn her September 2011 blog, Special Districts Getting All Mixed Up, Hazel Borys questioned why we treat large format areas with distinctive uses, such as manufacturing or aviation, as “special” to the point of exclusion from our efforts to integrate all urban land uses and activities into a spatially coherent whole, ending with an inspiring contemporary example of planned “strict integration” of land uses in the corridors and boulevards connecting the El Paso International Airport to the city.
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Happy Thanksgiving

We’d typically be publishing today but we’re a little busy surrounding ourselves with friends and family, pondering and giving thanks for the blessings we all share and, yes, consuming mass quantities.

But for those of you who expect — nay, demand — your weekly dose of instructional content, we’re loathe to leave you hanging. So today we’re gonna turn everything over to the fine folks at The Kitchn and their simplified instruction for what is surely the day’s most pressing task:

Are you roasting a whole turkey for the first time this year? Or perhaps you’ve done this many times before, but you want a quick refresher to brush up on the basics? We’ll help you make your mama proud with these step-by-step instructions for roasting a delicious turkey. Here’s our super basic, super simple, super easy tutorial for roasting a super beautiful turkey this Thanksgiving.

Consume the rest here. And happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Memorial Day

Life, liberty and the freedom to pursue happiness don’t come cheap. Or easy. Thank you to all who’ve given of themselves to preserve, protect and defend the things we hold dear.

See you on Thursday.