You might have noticed we’ve changed things up a bit here in the last few months. With the introduction of TheDirectTransfer.com, we’ve been a bit duplicative in our posting of the Other Side of the Tracks newsletter here and at TheDirectTransfer.com. Starting Monday, June 24, we will cease posting content from the daily Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter here.
URBAN ISSUESHow Can Affordable Housing Survive in California
San Diego Union Tribune
The future of affordable housing in California has looked bleak with reduced funding from the federal government and the elimination of redevelopment agencies, a major funding source for such development in the state.
URBAN ISSUESIs There a Summer Music Festival Bubble?
Sustainable Cities Collective
If you haven't already, grab your feather earrings and fanny pack, because we're deep into summer music festival season. Like you could've already seen Vampire Weekend at five different festivals across the country deep.
URBAN ISSUESNashville's Symphony In Trouble
Nashville has been on a roll in recent years, with a rapidly growing population (including a rapidly expanding immigrant base), robust job growth (#1 among large cities in 2012 on a percentage basis), and lots of positive national press.
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.