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  • North Carolina's week of bathroom talk escalated into a civil rights issue of sorts prompting input from divergent authorities such as Bruce Springsteen, the Deutsche Bank, Paypal, Pepsi and many others.. It brought to light just how sensitive Puritan...

  • From Rustbelt to Brainbelt: The Comeback of Legacy Cities "For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.” (Warren Buffett) Maybe it takes a couple of Dutch guys to teach Americans...

  • Overcoming US Highway Injustices: From Displacement to Opportunity By now it is widely understood that urban freeways did little to solve urban transportation and mobility issues; it has become clear that cities cannot build themselves out of...

  • The Other Architect - From Vladimir Tatlin to Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid, 1950-2016 (Photo Steve Double, taken from ArchDaily) This article asking "what is architecture" had been almost complete when news about Zaha Hadid's...

  • Beauty- Not in the Eye of the Beholder This article expands on the theme of this years AIA Baltimore lecture series For millennia architects, artists and poets have tried to find beauty. Deep down they knew that beauty was more than...

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013 John F. Kennedy And Urban Policies From our current 21st century vatage point with euphoria about millennials flocking back to cities, streetcars, bicycling, walkability and everything else...

  • A Streetcar Trip Down Memory Lane Baltimore Streetcar Network 1954 Even on a freezing day it is elating to board a vintage 1900 streetcar...

  • In Welsh, ddinas livable means “livable city”. Cardiff, Wales is a capital city for governance and sports that is at the center of a well-planned region. Cardiff is livable, international, ethnically and culturally diverse, and economically vibrant....

  • Smart Growth is not just a matter of revitalizing the core city of a metropolitan region like Baltimore as described in my two previous articles about urban neighborhoods, it is a regional challenge. Possibly even more difficult than reviving once...

  • From my blog Community Architect. Please click this link: http://archplanbaltimore.blogspot.com/2013/01/reinventing-suburb-new-tyson.html

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