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Blogosphere: London Orbital Railway, Reshaping El Paso, Urban forensics in SF, Buffalo's Zoning Effort,

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

Editorial: Cracks in Nation's Foundation

New York Times


Across the coasts of New York and New Jersey, hundreds of millions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage are spilling into waterways and the ocean...

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London: City's Transit Revolution, Circle City

The Atlantic Cities


This Saturday, London gets its first real orbital railway. This new line will ease pressure elsewhere and allow travelers to circumnavigate the city without passing through its congested core...

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Blogosphere: El Paso, Reshaping Downtown

Better Cities and Towns


Voters in El Paso, Texas, overwhelmingly supported $473 million in "quality of life" bonds that will fund city parks and cultural venues...

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Blogosphere: A Strange Bridge in Suburban Amsterdam

Pop Up City


In the usually very peaceful and provincial town of Purmerend, a suburb of Amsterdam, a very oddly shaped bridge has popped up. Designed by Amsterdam-based NEXT Architects, the extraordinary structure connects the new neighborhood Weidevenne with the old town center...

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Blogosphere: Urban Forensics in San Francisco

Burrito Justice


By this point anyone who reads this blog has seen the excellent detective work by Bernalwood and Associates on the mystery of the oddly angled apartment on Cesar Chavez:..

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Blogosphere: Lucas' Grady Ranch Housing a Bad Idea

Greater Marin


George Lucas's great foray into affordable housing is wrong for Marin, wrong for affordable housing, and wrong for the people that would live there. The Grady Ranch development plan needs to be scrapped...

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Blogosphere: Buffalo Banks on New Zoning

Better Cities and Towns


The lake-belt city, Buffalo, which has magnificent architectural heritage but has lost more than half of its population, is in the process of clearing away six decades of zoning bureacracy to move to a more sustainable and streamlined Green Code, expected to be up for adoption in 2013...

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Blogosphere: Is City of Lights Going Dark?

The Atlantic Cities


The last time an absolute monarch turned out the lights in Paris, "the darkness was so complete that the city guards could report 15 unsolvable killings on a nightly basis," says French historian Andrew Hussey...

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