Provide your own experience (or explanation) of a neighborhood or area in San Diego, and how it has – or has not – changed over time. What do you think has fostered, or limited, change? Were there ‘anchor institutions’ like a St. Mark’s Church or Cooper Union that have an important role? What about local leaders or “characters”? What was the main physical feature – anything like a Tompkins Park, or perhaps the absence of gathering space? Who lived there, and did that change over the time you’ve known the place? Why or why not?
– This doesn’t need to be a full page. just a decently long paragraph