Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

Blogosphere: Ultimate Absurdity in American Transport, Legislation To Protect Trees, Youngstown's Unwarranted Gentrification Fears

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: Ultimate Absurdity in American Transport

DC Streetsblog

We really have to give Jeff Speck credit. In his new book, Walkable City, he amasses a wealth of evidence that skillfully reveals just how absurd American attitudes toward transportation and cities have become...

Read On

Blogosphere: In DC Burbs, Legislation to Protect Trees

Next American City

Trees are an important part of any urban environment, providing shade, oxygen, and even calming traffic. Of course, they're also great to look at. As a result, protecting and expanding Montgomery County's tree canopy has been a growing issue in recent months...

Read On

Blogosphere: Youngstown is Not Really Gentrifying


My friend, Youngstown celebrity Phil Kidd, told me a hahafunny recently. After consistently being ranked as one of the poorest cities in the country, Youngstown has recently seen a small reversal of fortunes in its downtown...

Read On