Fascinating and encouraging reading for all Bay Area residents, and for people interested in just and sustainable cities:
DIY Urbanism: “The current economic crisis has proven to be more than a challenge to our wallets: it has tested our faith in personal agency and our optimism in the future. But this malaise has met its match in the Bay Area, where a spirit of fierce independence has always thrived. Here the bad economy has a silver lining: it has reinvigorated and mobilized the community of do-it-yourself urbanists….”
read the whole article here: SPUR | DIY Urbanism.
SPUR = San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association, a member-supported nonprofit organization