Rethinking Urban Development

Jan 20, 2016
Joe Minicozzi, Urban 3

  One way to understand the economics of local government is to balance tax revenues against the costs of installing and maintaining civic infrastructure. For most US cities, Santa Rosa included, that does not yield a pretty picture.


  Within Santa Rosa, there is as much land allocated to parking as there is to buildings. But when it comes to property taxes, as Joe Minicozzi explains, the economic benefits of those two differing land uses are very different.

The Civic Role of Public Art

Jan 15, 2014

  The City of Santa Rosa is working on a Public Art Master Plan—for the downtown area and beyond--that will is due to be completed later this year. In connection with that, the city’s Art In Public Spaces program and the Sonoma County Museum are hosting a presentation and discussion this evening that looks at how the city of Oakland has incorporated public in in their downtown revitalization efforts.