URBANISM & DESIGNWinner of the Urbanist Bracket Challenge
The Atlantic Cities
Now that the Unpaid Pro Basketball Championship is out of the way, we can finally get to the competition that has consumed much of my desktop for the last month: the Urbanist Toolkit Bracket Challenge of 2013.
URBANISM & DESIGN$700M to Help Elevate New Orleans Homes Lost
A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana's Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms - to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money.
URBANISM & DESIGN
An Intentionally Inconvenient Office in Las Vegas
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recently jumped into the debate over working from home that was sparked by Yahoo's recall of its remote workers, telling CNBC that he feels that it's difficult to build a strong company culture when you have lots of telecommuters.
Read OnSaving Schools and Libraries by Giving Up their Land
New York Times
The Brooklyn Heights library is neither the oldest nor the most dilapidated branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. But the 52-year-old limestone building is nonetheless ripe for demolition.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: The Goal of Abundant Access
In my book Human Transit, I argued that the underlying geometry of transit requires communities to make a series of choices, each of which is a tradeoff between two things that are popular...
Blogosphere: Congressional R's Try to Block Vegas HSR
XpressWest has been waiting to hear from the federal government about their $5.5 billion loan request to help…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news. The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.
Los Angeles: Foes of Sales Tax Face Uphill Battle
Los Angeles Times
Measure J would extend the half-cent levy an extra 30 years, to 2069. Backers are an array of interests fueling their bid with money. The opposition is a relatively low-budget, grass-roots effort...
International: Court Says Yes to BRT
Wall Street Journal
In January, an 84-year-old activist filed a…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Interstellar: Warp Speed Could be Possible
A warp drive to achieve faster-than-light travel - a concept popularized in television's Star Trek - may not be as unrealistic as once thought, scientists say...
National: Fewer Americans Solo Commuting
The dismal economy and skyrocketing gas prices may have accomplished what years of advocacy failed to: getting more people to stop driving solo....