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2023 reading list and commentary

Librarian.net

I think I stubbornly finished every book I started in 2023 although some of them maybe I shouldn’t have. My plan was to read LESS this year than last year and I did a good job. One hundred and fourteen books. I was busier, happier. I did lower my “books by men” percentage an amount that felt good. average read per month: 9.5

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2023 in Libraries

Librarian.net

Previous years: 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 and some reviews from 2003. Hartness/Randolph (1) – I got some books out. I should go by this place more often, it’s such a nice library.

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Park system ratings for 2023 | Trust for Public Land ParkScore® rating system

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

I have been remiss in writing about the 2023 release of the Trust for Public Land national ratings of park systems, called ParkScore®. -- " How Does Your City’s ParkScore® Rating Stack Up? ," TPL, 2023 In the past I've had issues with it, because DC is always rated highly--this year its #1--but the reality is that 80% of "DC's" parks are run by the (..)

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January 2023 - Microsoft 365 US Public Sector Roadmap Newsletter

Microsoft Public Sector

When this will happen: January 2, 2023 (previously December 8, 2022) How this affects your organization: Once this change is implemented, instead of going to the ‘Get Data’ page to upload files to a workspace, users can now use a streamlined Upload experience, found at the top of any workspace page.

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Washington Cherry Blossom Festival and event transit

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

. -- " Should transit on Inauguration Day be free? ," 2013/2016 Note that DC will be launching free surface transit later this summer (" Free ride: DC unveils bold plan to boost public transit ," Associated Press), something I'll get around to writing about (" Is making surface transit free the best transit investment DC can make? ," 2016).

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BTMFBA: maintaining arts spaces in the face of rising real estate values | Seattle, New York City

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

. -- " New form of BTMFBA in San Francisco ," 2023 -- " A wrinkle on BTMFBA: let the city/county own the cultural facility, while you operate it (San Francisco and the Fillmore Heritage Center) ," 2021 -- " BTMFBA: Baltimore and the Area 405 Studio ," 2021 -- " BTMFBA: the best way to ward off artist or retail displacement is to buy the building ," (..)

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Proof of Broken Windows theory in Philadelphia and New York City

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

. -- " Fighting blight by fixing up homes could bring down Philly gun violence, new study shows ," WHYY/NPR -- " Abandoned house repairs reduced nearby gun violenceAbandoned house repairs reduced nearby gun violence ," Penn Today (2023) -- " Urban Blight Remediation as a Cost-Beneficial Solution to Firearm Violence: A Citywide Cluster Randomized Trial (..)

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