Category Archives: urban planning

ALDIstribution centers in the United States

As ALDI continues its rapid expansion of grocery stores across the United States, its distribution and logistics network is growing as well. Below is a list of the company’s 24 distribution centers including a new facility under construction southwest of … Continue reading

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North America’s newest intermodal railroad facilities – update

As a follow-up to the September 27, 2012, post on those cities with the most intermodal rail facilities in North America, here is a list of some of newest and most advanced intermodal rail facilities that have come on-line over the past … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping au naturel

National organic and natural grocery chains such as Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sprouts, and The Fresh Market have become increasingly familiar in cities across the country. However, there are a number of successful local and regional chains that also offer … Continue reading

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Polishing our window to the world

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is very impressive to anyone who arrives there by aircraft. Both the McNamara Terminal and the North Terminal are bright, shiny, modern, busy, welcoming, and clean.  The same cannot be said for those arriving by car or … Continue reading

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A luminous urban Pearl (street)

There really is no other street like in the United States. The Pearl Street Mall in downtown Boulder, Colorado is an iconic place; and urban planner’s dream come true of walkable, urban shopping and entertainment packed into four glorious blocks … Continue reading

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Alternate avenues in the search for “America”

While reading Dennis McNally’s thoroughly comprehensive, engrossing, and ultimately tragic biography of Jack Kerouac’s life, entitled Desolate Angel, I began thinking about the varied life paths taken by children from the same era. For example, my father and Beat Generation author … Continue reading

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Unofficial guide to hipster neighborhoods in Mexico

For Cinco de Mayo, Panethos is posting  a list some of the cool, hipster neighborhoods and communities that can be found in Mexico. Both Roma Norte and Roma Sur (usually just referred to as Roma) in the capital of Mexico … Continue reading

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