Monday, February 3, 2014

LARGECOMM x Puro Pinche: The Art of Street Design

Puro Pinche-courtesy graphic

Puro Pinche, founded in 2010 by Stephanie Guerra, is your one-stop spot for the latest updates on local arts and music events in San Antonio.

From VIP passes to sold out concert tickets, be sure to keep up with her site for an interactive community experience.

I contributed a quick recap of UTSA's College of Architecture Art of Street Design Lecture. Authors John Massengale and Victor Dover presented their new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns:

Art of Street Design
Street Design Lecture - Victor Dover
Victor Dover, AICP

Q & A

I approached the authors with an inquiry concerning public transportation in San Antonio. Though plans are in motion for a multimodal transit center on San Antonio’s West Side, our current bus system is the singular option for public transit.
Funding for a light rail has been down-voted on a number of occasions, but would the development of an alternative system, such as a rail, be seen as inevitable in pushing us towards a multimodal transit city?
In Dover’s reply he emphasized that the first order of business should be defining precise parameters for the terms rapid transit, streetcar, light rail, and bus, with a clear distinction of each mode’s function. Ultimately agreeing that we should seek to expand transportation to as many modes as possible, residents can begin to envision a new city.

Stay tuned to your puro pinche guide to San Antonio music, arts and cultural events!