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  • Infrastructure: Make America Great Together? Speaker after speaker agreed: Infrastructure would be a good investment especially for cities. The psychiatrist Mindi Fullilove and the doctor Richard Jackson spoke about infrastructure in the...

  • It is no longer feasible to indefinitely protect the health, safety, and welfare of growing populations while consuming their source of life. This does not mean that protection is irrelevant. It means that we are now aware that this is no longer a...

  • When Americas Cities were Great Thinking of my American hometown of Baltimore, the mid-fifties was when Baltimore had 950,000 residents, Bethlehem Steel had over 30,000 employees, General Motors had a plant here and Domino Sugar was still owned by...

  • Nikolaus raises an interesting issue. Large infrastructure is highly visible in the best of circumstances. Of recent local concern among those of us who navigate off Cape Ann, Marblehead and Salem in Massachusetts is the disappearance of the giant...

  • Green against Green: Energy Sprawl Sometimes environmentalists fight renewable energy. Green arguments against green energy come into play wherever wind-farms spoil mountaintops or shore views and the problems are not simply aesthetics but...

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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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