Local Blogs

A Pragmatist's Take
A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

E-mail Douglas Moran | Follow this Blog

About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

Sort by: Most Recent | Most Popular

Shills and Charlatans of "Smart Growth"
Jun 16, 2014 2:50 am
Comments: 36 | Views: 20,980

"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong." (foot#1)

Any decent manager approaching a new project asks about the lessons-learned... More
Palo Alto's Culture War: Analytics vs. Aspirationals
Nov 10, 2013 3:43 am
Comments: 37 | Views: 17,155

Many assessments of why the debate on Measure D was so bitter and divisive incorrectly cast it as a series of individual, isolated mistakes. Instead much of it was... More
Should Palo Alto really aspire to be more like a Chinese factory city?
Jun 22, 2014 11:33 pm
Comments: 13 | Views: 8,380

The concept of "community" is much diminished in "Smart Growth". The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) process in the 1990s was conducted... More
El Camino Sidewalk Width and the "Grand Boulevard" Delusion
Mar 29, 2014 12:18 am
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,656

The City is once again talking about wanting to make El Camino more "pedestrian-friendly" (foot#1) and once again refusing to consider what the actual problems... More
"Flawed" process is normal
Sep 5, 2014 3:30 am
Comments: 12 | Views: 6,230

It is misleading for City Hall to label as "flawed" its action on the 27 University Avenue project (Arrillaga towers) and the attempted sale of 7.7 acres of... More
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 2 of 8

ARCHIVES

Teavana Palo Alto closes
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 3,836 views

What Freshmen Should be Thinking About College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 17 comments | 2,777 views

Sometimes the Rules Go Out the Window
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 1,842 views

Clarifying the Process of Canonization
By Nick Taylor | 1 comment | 1,337 views

Waiting on the Edge of Death
By Chandrama Anderson | 6 comments | 1,176 views