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Provided below is a list of the 16 American communities which have been designated by Congress as Coast Guard Cities. T 15 cities and one county have been recognized because “they have extended so many considerations to the Coast Guard family and … Continue reading
Below is my list of those 12 nations that have moved their capital to an inland location since 1900. The most common reason identified for these moves taking place was to: Centrally locate the government geographically (Brazil, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, … Continue reading
As professional planners, we like to think of land use planning as a fairly benign occupation that may stir controversy and discourse every now and then. I doubt many of us would consider the profession as being evil. But, as … Continue reading
I just had the pleasure of reading a most interesting book entitled, Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community by Jon Hunner. Part historical account, part urban planning study, Inventing Los Alamos is a worthwhile read for anyone … Continue reading
Upon further review after seeing a matinee showing of The Imitation Game this morning, I think this movie is the best of 2014. Originally, back in December, I felt Interstellar was tops, but have changed my mind. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are … Continue reading
As a crucial part of the 20th Century, the early Atomic Age brought about profound changes to society and humankind. Not only were we faced with the horror of possible worldwide thermonuclear destruction for the first time, but we were … Continue reading
A pretty compelling blog post title, if I do say so myself. It is deliberately so, as the Kindle book I just finished is just that – compelling. Normally, when one reads a book about bike touring, it is an … Continue reading
A rather haunting image from the Korean Peninsula of children playing in front of a tank poised near the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea.