URBAN ISSUESNashville's Symphony In Trouble
Nashville has been on a roll in recent years, with a rapidly growing population (including a rapidly expanding immigrant base), robust job growth (#1 among large cities in 2012 on a percentage basis), and lots of positive national press.
"The happiest people these days are those who leave Washington and get elected mayor or governor. The most frustrated people are people who were mayor and governor and get elected to the Senate. They end each day knowing they were busy. They're just not sure they accomplished anything." Read On
TRANSPORTBike Share for Conservatives
As a conservative, I am a huge supporter for programs like Bike Shares. I became very frustrated this week to hear members of the bike lobby begin a broad attack against conservatives this week dividing an important discussion we need to have in our cities.
URBANISM & DESIGNRural Land Use Requires Balance
Lexington Herald Leader
A city task force created 15 months ago to consider zoning-law changes to allow more recreation and tourism opportunities in rural Fayette County recently made its report to the Urban County Council.
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.