Food Carts take on Abandoned Asphalt

Sometimes the best solutions to urban problems are the simplest. Portland, Oregon is allowing unused parking space to be used for food vendors, increasing economic activity in otherwise dead spaces. “Outside of downtown, carts are forming neighborhood-oriented clusters” on vacant parking lots, McInelly points out. “At SERA we have promoted food carts as a low-cost urban design […]

The SPIN Garden and Zoning Bylaws

These may seem like trivial issues, but to get clarity, this is a question that councils such should consider as these projects become more popular – would the SPIN model of gardening – and the earning of income from such crops be a violation of the zoning bylaw?