San Francisco Victorians

Forget Tech Tycoons, Blame High Rents on Preservation

San Franciscans, the property-owners among them anyway, have long ago discovered that preservation is good for the purse. I use preservation broadly to include zoning restrictions, height restrictions, etc.- keeping things the way they are. Somehow preservation has thus far been seen as progressive. Small Victorian houses are being saved while the high rents caused […]

By Thomas Pintaric (Pintaric) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge in Los Angeles

New Urbanism Film Festival Presents Its Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge Noodles & New Urbanism, an irreverent monthly meetup focusing on human-scale urban development, in collaboration with the New Urbanism Film Festival presents its brand-new Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge. This contest pairs filmmakers with local LA urbanists to create short (up to five minute) mini-docs exploring urban projects […]