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Blogosphere: Sydney's Light Rail Future, Governance & Poverty, Discussing Density, Developers Vs. Environmentalists, Minority Demographics

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: Sydney's Light Rail Future

Price Tags

TRAMS will become a major part of Sydney's commute again, the O'Farrell government will announce in its long-awaited final transport plan for the state...

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Blogosphere: Governance the Key to Addressing Poverty


One of the principal challenges of global urbanization is the improvement of living conditions in slums, or communities with insufficient infrastructure and land tenure...

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Blogosphere: Discussing Density the Right Way 

Joe Urban

Today's article in the Star Tribune, "Minneapolis Sees High-Density Future", misses the point about city building. There is a lot of talk about density and of increasing the city's population to the arbitrary number of 400,000 people...

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Blogosphere: Developers Against Environmentalists

Fox Business

Vacant industrial land near salt marshes and a derelict rail bridge seem like an odd setting for the beginnings of a lifestyle revolution in scenic California, but planners in the San Francisco Bay suburb of Newark view it as just that...

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Blogosphere: New Minority Tipping Points


In the wake of a presidential election that underscored the rising political clout of fast growing minority groups, the Census Bureau's new population projections reiterate the trend...

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Blogosphere: Urban Discontents, or What is Urban?

Pop Theory (via @thepolisblog)

There has been a flurry of interest in the theme of 'planetary urbanization' recently. Andy Merrifield has an essay on the theme of 'Whither urban studies', and there is a longer published version of his argument about the contemporary fate of the old-fashioned sounding 'urban question' (and Andrew has a new book coming out on all this too, The Politics of the Encounter)...

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