Visibling cities

You’d think Calvino’s Marco Polo encountered 2015 Detroit in his strange travels. He would have told of a downtown overrun with ornate, unpeopled buildings and unhindered automobiles. A slender rail line weaves through the air among skyscrapers, along which a periodic train completes twenty-minute clockwise circuits; it’s called the People Mover but has no passengers.…

PortolaSF Tour & Revitalization Prospects

(AFHSF) On Tuesday, May 19, eight AFHSF Chapter volunteers joined the Portola neighborhood’s Arts & Beautification Committee meeting to trade thoughts on some neighborhood revitalization projects in discussion – including a second Portola pocket park, for the Thronton cul-de-sac, and building a proposal to give a facade-lift to community icon, the Avenue Theater. The Portola committee…