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Power of Poop, Narrow Streets, Community Reslience and Taking the Bus: The Weekly Chatter

Park chatter: The ideas were flowing and the city’s future parkland and recreational opportunities never seemed better when a committed group of public space aficionados turned out for last night’s parks & recreation workshop. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Some quick results. People want to: walk/bike to all the parks (on trails & on streets); know where parks are located; see parks & recreation funded; see more multigenerational facilities, designs & programs; use a waste reduction program, which includes recycling; use & love the Boardman Lake & River more; and they liked the idea that publicly supported recreation begins the moment we step out the front door and that parks & recreation investment is an economic development tool.

These are certainly not the only ideas; there are plenty more. Come back next week for the online survey to submit your own comments.

Weekly Chatter

  • The five things most likely to cause injury to children ARE NOT the five things parents mostly worry about. The list is worth pulling out.
    • The Five Risks: car crashes, homicide (usually at the hands of someone they know), child abuse, suicide, drowning (CDC).
    • The Five Worries: kidnapping, school snipers, terrorists, dangerous strangers, drugs (Mayo Clinic).

Twitterville:

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To wrap, an image of Black Rock City from space during the Burning Man festival that ended Sept. 6th. The event transforms an otherwise non-built landscape in the desert into a city for 50,000 participants. As is obvious from the image (notice that wonderful network), there is extensive city planning going on and perhaps a lot to learn from for more permanent cities.  To boot, the city’s “leave no footprint” ethic is something all events should incorporate; by now, two weeks after the end, you wouldn’t be able to notice it ever occurred.

Have a weekend.

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