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Blogosphere: Dallas Network Model, Autism & Traffic Pollution, LA Mayor TOD Effort, San Diego Embarcadero Makeover, Green Infrastructure

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.
TRANSPORT

Blogosphere: 1945 Network Model vs Today in Dallas

Walkable DFW


These were asked for at a similar scale and here they are, the space syntax network integration models for Dallas 1945 (above) and Dallas of today (below). Note: the Dallas of today isn't finished, nor does it include the entire metroplex...

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Blogosphere: Autism and Traffic Pollution Link

DC Streetsblog


One more reason to reduce driving: Exposure to high levels of traffic pollutants may increase the risk that children will develop autism, according to a study published recently in the Archives of General Psychology...

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Blogosphere: Wisconsin Transit on Chopping Block?

The Political Environment


Scott Walker took time off from his perpetual resume-building junket that included a vision speech at the Reagan Library in California and opined on Monday in Wisconsin that he wants to keep all his major highway expansion projects on track-..

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Blogosphere: Mica Will Let Shuster Take T&I Chair

DC Streetsblog


Rep. John Mica (R-FL) has withdrawn from the running to remain chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He was up against Republican term limits, which specify that no Congressmember can spend more than six years as the highest-ranking member of their party on a committee..

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Blogosphere: Mayor V - Time To Work Together on TOD

LA Streetsblog


Too to many people, urban planning in Los Angeles is a joke. Even Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will play up Los Angeles' uneven history with planning in private interviews or public speeches when he knows he's addressing an audience that gets it...

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Blogosphere: San Diego's Embarcadero Makeover

Architect's Newspaper


While it was never topped with a highway like its San Francisco cousin, San Diego's Embarcadero has long been a car-dominated no-man's land of wasted opportunity along the city's stunning bay. No more!..

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Blogosphere: Coolest Green Infrastructure You Can See

NRDC Switchboard


Just yesterday, I was making the case for bringing more nature into urban environments, to soften the perceived and real effects of density and thus make density more appealing. Today, I came across maybe the best example I have seen...

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Blogosphere: Geography of America's Best Food Trucks

The Atlantic Cities


They're an old story by now, but I'm still a big fan of food trucks. I see them not only as signaling a local foodie scene, but as an indicator of an entrepreneurial ecosystem. Aspiring chefs who may not be able to afford their own restaurant can outfit a truck and off they go...

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Blogosphere: In Spain, Buy a House Get a Visa

The Atlantic Cities


For the last two years, Spain has been in the thick of a massive housing crisis. There are somewhere between 700,000 and a million new, unsold homes in the country. ..

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Blogosphere: Regarding Smart Cities

Urbanophile


I was in Barcelona a couple weeks ago for the Smart City Expo and World Congress, where I moderated a session on the impact of smart city technologies on cities...

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Blogosphere: Waterfront Development Around World

Smithsonian Magazine


Shanghai, London, Louisville, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh all have one thing in common: water. Specifically, the cities share the community-defining feature of an urban waterway. In the nation's capital, the Anacostia River helped drive settlement in the region but after decades of degradation, it became known as the "Forgotten River."..

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