Thursday, February 14, 2019

TOD Silicon Valley: transit oriented development



"Living [with a short commute to] where you work is important to maintaining a strong economy for the entire Bay Area,” said Juliana Bunim, senior vice president at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. She added, “Everyday we hear from our members how their employees can’t afford to live here and are being forced to leave. It’s time to talk about what real solutions are for housing and not get distracted by a couple of loud voices that can drown out what people actually want... .”

Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
TOD creates densified, walkable, sustainable, mixed-use urban communities centered around existing or planned intermodal passenger train stations along rail lines -- above or below ground. This makes possible an everyday lifestyle with shorter commute times and less dependency on often already over-crowded automobile roadways. Perhaps even nearly complete independence from owning and driving an automobile, if one desires to not drive at all.

(Excerpt) "Transit oriented development is regional planning, city revitalization, suburban renewal, and walkable neighborhoods combined. TOD... [creates] exciting people places in city after city... [that often become] the most desirable places to live, work, and play. Real estate developers have quickly followed to meet the high demand for quality urban places served by rail systems."
Source: www.tod.org

Silicon Valley housing development by transit hubs
Public opinion in the cities of the Silicon Valley Region is shifting toward increasing density and building heights around transit hubs. Proponents have long held that this is essential for The City and Silicon Valley area that is tormented by increasingly difficult to find housing, unreasonable commute times, and almost ever present traffic congestion on all automobile roadways.

(Excerpt) "Though it wasn’t mentioned by name, ...[public opinion is about California legislation] SB50, a bill by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco."

In addition to increasing allowable building densities by transit hubs, the California SB50 legislation also:

(Excerpt) "...raises [building] height limits to 45 feet, about four stories, within a half-mile of the station, and 55 feet within a quarter mile. It also eliminates minimum parking requirements for new developments, which San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted to do back in December."


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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Delancey Street Foundation

San Francisco, California
Source: SF Examiner, 6/1988

This was going to be a post about Delancey Street Restaurant, which is a great place to eat in San Francisco. Click the Yelp link above to learn details about the restaurant.

Okay, mind the mainsail, tacking now...

'Most rewarding project'
The architect for the restaurant, indeed the entire city block, was Howard Backen at the firm of Backen Arrigoni Ross (BAR). A San Francisco Chronicle headline once announced him as, "Napa's go-to architect for understated drama." Architect William Leddy states. "Howard is the strongest intuitive designer I've run across at picking up on the characteristic of a place." Backen's projects are not designed to make one gawk.

Backen has said of his own work, "It does what it has to do as simply as it can. There’s an underlying geometry, but no gymnastics at all." The Delancey Street project successfully recreates an atmosphere similar to an Italian seaside village on San Francisco's bayside Embarcadero.

Delancey Street Foundation
(Excerpt) "Delancey Street Foundation President Mimi Silbert called on Backen to 'be my pencil' in 1984 ... the client would be an organization where, according to the Delancey Street Foundation website, 'the average resident has been a hard-core drug and alcohol abuser, has been in prison, is unskilled, functionally illiterate, and has a personal history of violence and generations of poverty.'

'You couldn’t meet those guys and not take the job,' Backen recalls with a smile. 'That design was all listening. There’d be 200 people in a meeting, and they all wanted something that looked like ‘home’.'

That’s not easy to do with a 336,700-square-foot facility at Brannan Street and the Embarcadero in what then was a remote redevelopment district. Many building materials were to be donated, so Backen and BAR left blueprint details vague. Another reason to simplify: more workers than not were Delancey Street trainees.

'The general contractor, he had learned by taking courses in San Quentin,' Backen says. 'He was absolutely brilliant. He just had been in jail.'

Backen focused on watching out for the basics and keeping everyone grounded.

'Howard is the nicest man, and he never put on the ‘great architect’ act,' Silbert says. 'I’d come up with some terrible idea, and he’d listen and then say, ‘That’s good, but let me show you some other things’.'

As Delancey Street prepared to open in 1989, it was hailed as 'a masterpiece of contemporary social design' by The Chronicle’s then architecture critic, Allan Temko. The complex won awards for architecture and urban design from the American Institute of Architects. Backen [74 years old in 2010] still returns each year for the foundation’s seder.

'I love what’s there,' Backen says. 'In a lot of ways, it’s by far the most rewarding project I’ve taken part in.' "
Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 9.5.2010


Delancey Street Restaurant


ON TOPIC UPDATE:
"Hitting Bottom Can Be The Beginning" by Hank Whittemore
Parade Magazine, March 15, 1992
Source: Delancey Street Foundation > Print Media > 1992


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

UN Agenda 21: City, Regional, and Global Planning?

Bachelor of Science degree (CRGP) from a progressive university, perhaps?
One school color might be Forest Green.

Product of the United Nations, actually
Presently nearly thirty years old, the actual name of the 350 page document includes a reference to the 21st century. At the time in 1992, representatives from about two hundred countries (including the United States' President George H.W. Bush) signed UN Agenda 21; additional countries have subsequently signed.

Many politicians at local, national, and global jurisdictions continue to encourage further development of goals and implementation of policies congruent with this thirty year old non-binding action agenda.

"Centrally Managed Global Society"
(Excerpt) "...Agenda 21 was the main outcome of the United Nation's Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Agenda 21 outlines, in detail, the UN's vision for a centrally managed global society."
Source: The Green Agenda


On Topic:
"Agenda 21: Earth Summit: The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio"
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Can Intentional Human Activity Purposefully Create a Climate Change that is Beneficial?

Infamous Hole in the Ozone over the Earth's Southern Hemisphere seems to have Slowly Shrinking Annually Maximums

These changes in ozone appear to be moving at a glacial pace and involve microscopic elements that sometimes are counted in parts per million. Reading such information published by scientists that study changes in ozone quickly makes my eyes glaze over.

However, it is important to know that these two mega-scale phenomenons are different from each other: "Changes in Ozone" vs. 'Climate Change.'

Some questions have come into an open mind:

1) Does the earth's ozone layer actually deplete or regenerate and reshape?

2) Do changes in ozone predictably cause a climate change?

3) Can intentional human activity specifically create changes in ozone -- and therefore purposefully create a climate change of known proportions?

If questions 1-3 are affirmative, then question 4 becomes relevant.

4) Who decides if a climate change is globally beneficial?

Mental Bubble Gum
Sweet to chew on, but can present a challenge to one while walking at the same time

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Now we wear the internet, Guy Kawasaki?

Visionary Apple Macintosh Evangelist
In the early 1990's, Guy Kawasaki said -- broadly paraphrased -- "Give us a telephone with a computer, not the other way around."

Source: Macworld, 1993

Macworld periodical reported in September 1993:
(Excerpt) "...the first wave of personal digital assistants (PDAs) will be hitting the streets. (Apple’s Newton is shipping even as you read this.)... They will be either the next wave of productivity enhancers or expensive Game Boys... I’ll describe the kind of PDA I would use.

For a PDA to be attractive to me it would have to replace one or more of the four most important things in my life: my wife, my PowerBook [laptop computer], my cellular telephone, or basketball. No PDA that I know of can do that... The PDA I want would be a telephone that’s got a computer, not the other way around. It would replace my cellular phone and, for all but the heaviest writing, my PowerBook."

It is easy to see that Kawasaki had his priorities straight -- he put his wife number one on his list of most important things in his life. Smart man. He also had this right: the idea to connect smart phones to the internet would appeal to a mass of people.

Wearable Internet-Connected Devices
Perhaps to inspire a Kawasaki proverb today, one might muse, the cellphone I want to look at would be my glasses.


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Montreal to Boston "Leaf" Season Cruise

Atlantic Canada: Quebec City along the Saint Lawrence River
MEDIA CREDIT: QwkDrw

Holland America Line - Mark Steyn 2018 Cruise, Montreal to Boston
Dates: 9/29-10/6, 2018
We know this to be an interesting and pleasantly gentle course. It is mostly a sail-at-night-in port-for-a-day type of cruise. Holland America Line's ROTTERDAM will board in Montreal to sail down the Saint Lawrence River, into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, around Prince Edward Island, into the Atlantic Ocean, around Nova Scotia, into the Gulf of Maine, and disembark at Boston!
Ports of Call
Montreal
Quebec City
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Sydney, Cape Breton Island
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Boston

Cruise information here: Steyn at Sea
At website, click on "Side Navigation" for even more details.

On Topic:


MAASDAM (of personal knowledge)
(Excerpt) "The fifth Holland America Line ship in our more than 140-year history to be named for the Netherland’s Maas River, MAASDAM pays homage to the past, while embracing modern amenities... Enjoy an unforgettable cruise vacation aboard MAASDAM as she travels the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Canada & New England, and Europe."
Source: Holland America Line's MAASDAM


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

"The Russia Hoax" by Gregg Jarrett

MEDIA CREDIT: Amazon Books

"The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton..."
(Excerpt) "...Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind the 2016 election. There were state collaborators [in] Barack Obama's Justice Department and FBI authorities that worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton... Jarrett examines how Hillary Clinton escaped prosecution despite the evidence that she violated the law. He also answers if personalities like Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, and many others obstructed justice to protect Clinton. The Uranium One case will also be analyzed and answered if there was ever a legitimate criminal investigation of Clinton.
Source: "Summary of The Russia Hoax by Gregg Jarrett: Conversation Starters"


On Topic:
HarperCollins Publishers


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bishop Curry's Sermon at St. George's Chapel

Royal Wedding Sermon Delivered
...for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, their assembled guests, and all others that will reflect globally and be inspired spiritually by this message at the Windsor Castle royal wedding venue.



Personally, one impressive analogy that was presented is about humanity discovering fire -- for the second time. The American Episcopal Bishop begins the analogy between love and fire at approximately 10:30 on the above video. It may be valuable enough to watch the video from the beginning to appreciate the excellent and situationally unique sermon. The analogy comes near the end. It can be appreciated on its own in text below.

Love and Fire Analogy
(Excerpt) "French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was arguably one of the great minds, one of the great spirits of the 20th century. A Jesuit, Roman Catholic priest, scientist, a scholar, a mystic. In some of his writings, he said from his scientific background as well as his theological one. In some of his writings, he said as others have, that the discovery or invention or harnessing of fire was one of the great scientific and technological discoveries in all of human history...

...And he then went on to say that if humanity ever harnesses the energy of fire again -- if humanity ever captures the energy of love -- it will be the second time in history that we have discovered fire."

Source: Ponder Anew, 5.19.2018

Can you not imagine a better assembled group to hear, in person, the hand-picked preacher's stunning royal wedding message? As one commenter on a linked-to website said, "He [The Right Rev. Bishop Michael Bruce Curry] took people to church today, Happy Sabbath." Masterfully done, Harry and Meghan.


ON TOPIC:
Markle Sparkle: "The New Royal Strain." Seriously, of cultivated cannabis. As in, "Your Royal Highness?" Culture-neutral plaudits to America's newly-minted royal nephew [Tyler Dooley from Oregon] for what some might consider cheeky branding at the expense of British royal stuffiness.


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

"The Great Revolt" by Zito and Todd


"The Great Revolt ...Reshaping American Politics"
(Excerpt) "Standout syndicated columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito, with veteran Republican strategist Brad Todd, reports across five swing states and over 27,000 miles to answer the pressing question: Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it represent a fundamental shift in the electorate that will have repercussions -- for Republicans and Democrats -- for years to come."
Source: Amazon Books

Peaceful Revolution in Plain Sight
(Excerpt) "The media may think they are doing a great job of destroying President Trump’s presidency and we shall see what happens in the 2018 midterm elections, but the fact is that for the people that had a grievance in 2016, to listen to them post-2016 is to see they are even more upset now than they were then. Zito and Todd note, 'Leading national journalists missed the potential efficacy of Trump’s grievance appeal because they exemplified, professionally and personally, the other end of the complaint.' Exactly right.

The true test for the Trump coalition might be the midterm elections this November, a chance to see if the voters only wanted a temporary change, or to see if these voters want a peaceful revolution that leaves its mark. ...[T]he coalition could easily fracture for any number of reasons. The Democrats, and the media by extension, have their work cut out for them though. As Zito and Todd correctly note regarding the Democrats’ uphill climb, 'This obsession with the redefinition of cultural norms has come at a price for Democrats. Beyond the people it offends, it denies Democratic candidates time to discuss the pocketbook issues that swing voters are more likely to use in guiding their votes.'

Where is the gulf between the Trump voters and the members of the media? 'When the press picked Trump’s words apart for strict fact analysis, voters assumed he spoke directionally; the press took him literally, but voters… took him merely seriously,' ..."
Source: Review by Steve Parkhurst, 5.8.2018

President Donald Trump vs. President Bernie Sanders
If President Donald J. Trump's election in 2016 was a fluke -- not a lasting 'great revolt' -- voters will again be 'reshaping American politics' in the 2018 national election. In America's constitutional republic, voters have a potential super-power for peaceful revolution in plain sight.

On the other hand, history may never know of a President Bernie Sanders. By many accounts, the 2016 presidential partisan primary elections and nominating convention where he competed were "rigged." Possible corruption in the selection of some convention delegates in that 2016 partisan nominating process was clear to all voters, delegates, and reporters that would notice.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

2012 Political Data-Mining: "groundbreaking"


2012 Presidential Campaign Data-Mining Via Facebook
Considered "genius" by some, the privacy intrusions into the lives of Facebook users during the 2012 presidential campaign appears to have been no less than in the 2016 campaign. Facebook's current situation may be "existential" -- and thought by some to not be a problem -- for the social media giant. However, being in a symbiotic position with a presidential campaign that is politically weaponizing the data-mining of users and friends may warrant more prescriptive considerations.

(Excerpt) "In 2012, the Obama campaign encouraged supporters to download an Obama 2012 Facebook app that, when activated, let the campaign collect Facebook data both on users and their friends.

According to a July 2012 MIT Technology Review article, when you installed the app, 'it said it would grab information about my friends: their birth dates, locations, and 'likes'.'

The campaign boasted that more than a million people downloaded the app, which, given an average friend-list size of 190, means that as many as 190 million had at least some of their Facebook data vacuumed up by the Obama campaign — without their knowledge or consent...

This Facebook treasure trove gave Obama an unprecedented ability to reach out to nonsupporters. More important, the campaign could deliver carefully targeted campaign messages disguised as messages from friends to millions of Facebook users...

According to a Time magazine account just after Obama won re-election, 'the team blitzed the supporters who had signed up for the app with requests to share specific online content with specific friends simply by clicking a button.'

The effort was called a 'game-changer' in the 2012 election, and the Obama campaign boasted that it was 'the most groundbreaking piece of technology developed for the campaign.'"


One hopes that there will be no further erosion of individual privacy or security and that even-mindedness will prevail in current congressional deliberations on this issue -- also clearly present in the 2012 presidential election.


On Topic:
Members of Congress publicly question Zuckerberg, April 2018


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

National Border Security: Wall Design

China, historical

Ancient extensive 'Great Wall' border barrier. Width of top surface provides access for guards and strategic equipment.

Source: pixabay

United States, current

Semi truck trailers or metal shipping containers aligned end-to-end can provide a temporary border barrier wall with a top surface for troops and equipment to move around, observe, or defend from an elevated position.


(Excerpt) "President Donald Trump said Thursday [4.5.2018] that he wants to send between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal officials fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking...

[This initial deployment] is lower than the 6,400 National Guard members that former President George Bush sent to the border between 2006 and 2008.

Trump said... 'we’ll probably keep them or a large portion of them until the wall is built.'”



On Topic:

The essence of the steel-and-concrete hybrid system is that steel panels are used on the outside surfaces of wall cavities as forms for the cast-in-place concrete walls. The steel forms remain in place permanently to contribute reinforcement and speed construction time. Higher and higher modules of steel forms can be assembled, and concrete poured into the cavities, without waiting the usual period for the previously poured concrete to cure.

The usual array of professional consultants are responsible for producing drawings and specifications that define the requirements for construction in specific locations.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

SoCal Commute: Fires and Floods Close Hwy 101

Automobile roadway buried under mountainside debris


Overburdened rail corridor temporarily expands passenger trains

(Excerpt) "During the prolonged closure of Highway 101, the Pacific Surfliner served as the only viable ground transportation option between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties...

Beginning on Sunday, January 14, we used the additional northern California equipment [eight additional railcars and three locomotives] to add an extra two to three cars and a second locomotive to each of our six-car Pacific Surfliner '700-series' trains operating north of Los Angeles, resulting in an extra 150-270 extra seats on each of the 10 daily trains serving Santa Barbara, or more than 2,000 additional seats per day. 

Pacific Surfliner trains will continue to operate between Ventura and Santa Barbara counties making all scheduled stops, including Oxnard, Ventura, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta. Despite the additional seating capacity, however, demand for train transportation in the area remains high... Our hearts go out to all those affected by the mudslides, and I would like to thank our passengers for their patience and understanding during this difficult time as we continue to work with our community partners to support relief efforts and provide transportation to those impacted by this tragic situation."

Source: Jennifer L. Bergener,  714-560-5462, jbergener@octa.net
Managing Director, LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
Service Update Santa Barbara County


On Topic:
Commuters flood train stations in wake of Hwy 101 closure
Amtrak Adds Additional Pacific Surfliner
Union Pacific Railroad "...a freight hauling railroad"


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Grand Park: NYELA 2018

LA Style of Countdown at (on) LA City Hall's Clock Tower

(Excerpt) "L.A.’s countdown reflects its role as the creative epicenter of our world. LA has always been home not only to creative artists but to artists who are harnessing technology to push new mediums forward. We have done this particularly in filmmaking and animation. N.Y.E.L.A., with its use of 2D and 3D mapping technology sits at the forefront of what art and technology can create. I like to say that it is a true 21st century countdown. The ball is analog."

Source: Grand Park LA

A possible LA style bloviation?

(Excerpt) "...[THIS] is the flagship West Coast New Year’s Eve celebration and is THE place to ring in the New Year alongside not just all of Los Angeles, but also with the world’s capitols."

Well, perhaps THIS is an alternative reality in the minds of moguls for the mainstream media to make appear to be happening at grandiose scale -- or not.


On Topic:

2018 Pasadena Rose Parade Route Cruising Cut Short (10pm)

(Excerpt) "The Pasadena Police Department will shut down roads along the parade route starting at 10 p.m. Dec. 31, 2017...
Impromptu, pre-parade cruising is a tradition and added excitement to the long wait for the people sitting out in the cold... throughout the night... [along the 5 1/2-miles of parade route on Colorado Blvd.]

Concerns about terror cause increased security

Pasadena police Chief Phillip Sanchez said officials decided to close the route off roughly six hours earlier [10pm on December 31, 2017] to prevent the possibility of someone using a vehicle as a weapon...

Sanchez pointed to incidents around the world of trucks and other vehicles plowing into crowds, including the attack in Melbourne this week in which 14 were injured, as reason for the earlier closures.

The Police Department and its federal partners adapt their strategy for the country’s largest New Year’s Day parade in response to incidents throughout the world. This year, they studied the mass shooting in Las Vegas 'extensively' and have taken extra steps for the parade..."

Source: Pasadena Star-News, 12.27.2017


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Thursday, December 28, 2017

SalesForce Tower's Illuminated Crown

"Top of the Tower"
At San Francisco's (newest) most visible landmark.

Photo: QwkDrw

Photo: QwkDrw

Illuminated Crown

Artist Jim Campbell has conceived a set of installations for the summit of the tower that, he writes, are intended to be “part of the building, not a superficial add-on.” This will include low-resolution imagery projected onto the crown’s perforated metal skin by 11,000 LED lights.

Source: SF Chronicle

On Topic:
Landmark's Exterior LEDs Face Inward -- creates ambient presence


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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Thankful for this Hotel

Tomorrow, this will be posted on a wire mesh "tree" in the lobby. It will be with many crowded together notes on paper. Not many will see it, less will actually read it, and maybe a few will think they might see some meaning from their own perspective -- it's about joy!

Thankful for:
The good health
time and type of wealth, to...

Enable
this visit to
this place to
this time to...

Share Christmastime
with pleasant doormen
circling pigeons
The City
you...

And most our family,
if for a moment
a short conversation
heartfelt in busy lives...

Being here
at Christmastime.


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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Five Kernels of Corn: "Lest we forget."


First Thanksgiving Feast

The American public education system, as best it can, now teaches that migrant European Pilgrims invaded the east coast of a new land to brutally expand their cultural sphere of influence into an undeveloped fertile region. In so doing, the invaders wrecked the eco-system and existence of indigenous peoples.

Okay, some educators may find criticisms of the above description so I'll immediately admit that it's a bias generalization.

It could be noted that these self-assured autocratic Pilgrims also seemed to be extremely unprepared for such an invasion. Shortly after they first arrived, they were debilitated by the region's winter weather in 1620. Over half of the men, women, and children died because of the lack of food. The severe hardships endured that winter were so bad that at one point the daily food ration was five kernels of corn per Pilgrim.

The next spring, the surviving Pilgrims worked with some indigenous people learning how to grow corn. The fall harvests, at some point, inspired a ceremonial communal feast. During the first thanksgiving feast, Gov. William Bradford purposely gave everyone five kernels of corn and said to each one, "Lest we forget."

Source: "Just for You, Editorial Opinions of Steve Abaroa"

Church Children's Message

The 'five kernels of corn' remind us:
Kernel 1
GOD loves us
Kernel 2
GOD provides for us
Kernel 3
the friends GOD gives us
Kernel 4
the people GOD has given us who love us
Kernel 5
GOD hears our prayers and answers us


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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Escaping from a forest in Iceland

How does one escape from an Icelandic forest?
Answer: stand up (the trees are that short.)





Those Vikings did it!

(Excerpt) "...[Iceland] lost most of its trees more than a thousand years ago, when Viking settlers took their axes to the forests that covered one-quarter of the countryside. Now Icelanders would like to get some of those forests back, to improve and stabilize the country’s harsh soils...

But restoring even a portion of Iceland’s once-vast forests is a slow and seemingly endless task. Despite the planting of three million or more trees in recent years, the amount of land that is covered in forest [estimated at about 1 percent] has barely increased...

When Iceland was first settled at the end of the ninth century, much of the land on or near the coast was covered in birch woodlands.

'The people that came here were Iron Age culture... and they did what Iron Age culture did.'

...[Vikings] slashed and burned the forests to grow hay and barley, and to create grazing land. They used the timber for building and for charcoal for their forges. By most accounts, the island was largely deforested within three centuries...

Eruptions over the ensuing centuries from some of Iceland’s many volcanoes deposited thick layers of volcanic material. The ash, while rich in nutrients, made for very fragile, poor soil that couldn’t hold water and moved around as the wind blew.

A cold land of 'wet desert'

As a result, Iceland is a case study in desertification, with little or no vegetation, though the problem is not heat or drought. About 40 percent of the country is desert... but there’s plenty of rainfall — we call it ‘wet desert.’”

Sheep grazing in the Westfjords

There many sheep in Iceland. One possible complication for reforestation is that apparently sheep love to eat young aspen seedling/saplings.

Source (photos and text): Vikings Razed the Forest...


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

SF Landmark Salesforce Tower 'bolted to life

Hong Kong: Two International Finance Centre

Two International Finance Centre (Two ifc)
Architect: Cesar Pelli
Year of Completion: 2003


San Francisco: Salesforce Tower
Architect: Cesar Pelli
Year of Topping Off: 2017

Inspired design.
A landmark building.
Imagined, honed, created
and given life...

...as if by a thunderbolt from heaven.
Height, Top Floors, and Views
Currently, the Salesforce tower in San Francisco is the tallest building (1070 feet) in America west of Chicago. It's good to have that honor back in The City.

Rather than designating the two top floors (60 and 61) for executive offices, Salesforce will keep them open to all employees and their guests.

"...and the views are astounding."

Source: CNBC


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Electric Microbus: VW, Tesla, or... ?

VW Twinkie evolves. "Think different." Who will?

Source: unknown

Classic update or expensive boomer accessory?

MEDIA CREDIT: Outsideonline.com


Tesla tentatively teases...



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