URBAN ISSUESCities Don't "Aspire" to Gentrification
In a recent article posted on New Geography, Aaron M. Renn asks what seems to be a fairly straightforward question: "Why Gentrification?" But unlike most writing on the subject, the question isn't why it happens or how to avoid it, but why cities aspire to it.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYGermany Testing Wireless Bus Recharge at Stops
The city of Mannheim, Germany, is about to undertake a pilot project that just might pave the way to the future for zero-emissions and low-noise public transit - electric buses that charge themselves wirelessly while waiting for passengers to get on and off at bus stops.
$3B Plan Would End Tolls on New Road
Austin American Statesman, via: @WalkableDFW
How could the state lure people away from Interstate 35 and onto the Texas 130 tollway several miles to the east? State Rep. Paul Workman has a $3 billion answer to that question: make it free.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Controversial Land Assembly Tax Credit Hearing in Missouri
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among several people to testify in favor of extending the controversial Distressed Areas Land Assemblage tax credit before a Missouri Senate committee hearing Wednesday.