urban planning

  • Could original EPCOT model be restored?
    Could original EPCOT model be restored?

    It’s a piece of Disney World history that’s older than Disney World itself. It’s the model of Progress City, aka EPCOT, that you see when you ride through Tomorrowland on the TTA. I knew that the original version of that model was on display at Disneyland a top the Carousel…

  • Anaheim moves closer to Monorail or Peoplemover System
    Anaheim moves closer to Monorail or Peoplemover System

    From the OC Register we find out that Anaheim is moving forward in its plan to add an elevated transportation system between the Disneyland Resort area and a transportation hub near Angel Stadium. This is also a big step toward building an eventual high speed rail between Anaheim and Las…

  • A Monorail in every town
    A Monorail in every town

    Long before it was a joke in The Simpson’s, the mass-transit system known as the Monorail offered real potential as a solution for what was seen as a nation’s over-dependence on foreign fuel and heavy traffic. If that image up there doesn’t make you long for a monorail transit system,…

  • Kissimmee Rebounds (a little)
    Kissimmee Rebounds (a little)

    Everyday I drive to work through the 12 mile long tourist trap that we know as Highway 192 (aka, Irlo Bronson Hwy). The area known as Kissimmee-St. Cloud was undergoing a recession even before 9/11. When the tourist dollars completely dried up in 2001, so did all the development in…

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