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By Stuart Soffer

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About this blog: Growing up in Brooklyn, NY I lived in high-density housing and experienced transit-oriented services first hand. During high school and college summers I worked in Manhattan drafting tenant floor plans for high-rise office buildi...  (More)

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Remembering JFK
Nov 22, 2013 11:04 am
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President John F Kennedy was assassinated on my birthday when I was in sixth grade. That created four days of indelible memories, glued to our black & white TV... More
Insights from a Blind Architect
Nov 18, 2013 12:35 pm
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This week's digest of TED Talks caught my eye. The description of the first video was intriguing:... More
Is it easier to get a permit to remove 62 trees than 1 tree in Menlo Park?
Nov 12, 2013 11:18 am
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Menlo Park has a heritage tree ordinance to preserve the stock of healthy trees from premature extraction. Portions of the ordinance were contentious in the... More
Leveling the Playing Field in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Oct 31, 2013 2:14 pm
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Our software company, searching for programmers, once advertised an Open House. Thirty prospective employees came to graze on pizza and make the rounds. Afterward,... More
On the Nascent Bicyclist Harassment Ordinance
Oct 20, 2013 12:08 am
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I was reminiscing about Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks when I encountered the Almanac story – and responses – regarding the possibility of formulating... More
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