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Blogosphere: Transit & Cycling Gains, Case For Bus Transfers, Special Assessment Transit Fund, Urban Economics, SF Floating Ecotopia

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: Report Shows Gains for Cycling, Transit


A new report from the National Conference of State Legislatures is full to the brim with findings on American urbanism and transportation alternatives...

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Blogosphere: The Case for Bus Transfers

The Atlantic Cities

Earlier this week we tracked a designer's frustrating efforts to simplify Dublin's "confusing and nonsensical" bus system. Today we look at how a city might actually implement such a significant change...

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Blogosphere: Using Special Assessments to Fund Transit

Urban Land Institute

Across the country, hopes and ambitions for transit remain high, despite a scarcity of public resources to fund it. As local governments struggle, private sector landowners are offering solutions...

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Blogosphere: Struggles to Retain Black Professionals

Burgh Diaspora

Austin and San Antonio are siblings. The former is the most popular kid at school. The latter is a late bloomer, quiet and unassuming. Both metros suffer from the isolation that comes with sprawl...

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Blogosphere: New Urban Topologies, Alexandria Egypt

Polis Blog

Nine months after the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Färgfabriken Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture organized a three-day workshop in Alexandria with Gudran Association for Art and Development, the local Swedish Institute and the department of architecture at Alexandria University...

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Blogosphere: Revisiting Urban Economics

Polis Blog

In writing about cities, I often recall a course I took with Nathaniel Baum-Snow (thanks!), which drew upon "Lectures in Urban Economics" by Jan Bruekner. The three concepts outlined below are my biggest takeaways from the course...

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Blogosphere: Dallas Gets a Park Covering a Highway

Next American City

This weekend Dallas will see a big shift in its urban landscape, to come in the form of a park over a highway. Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre deck park spanning the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, opens up to the public this Saturday...

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Blogosphere: SF's Floating Ecotopia

Curbed SF

IwamotoScott Architecture's Craig Scott presented at a TEDxCity2.0 event in town a few weeks ago, and brought with him a pretty bold vision for the future of San Francisco...

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Blogosphere: Imagining Growing Old in Suburbs

Minnesota Post

The world is becoming very, very old. I'm not talking about the rock on which we perch - about 4.5 billion years old by some estimates - but about us, the people. ..

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