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Interstate Injustice: Plowing Highways Through Minority Neighborhoods – Updated


The list provided at the end of the post is a partial tally of the once vibrant, historically Black and Latino neighborhoods that have been largely decimated by Interstate Highway construction. Much of this community displacement and destruction took place … Continue reading

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Miami to join the super-skyscraper club x 2


Just ten days ago I wrote about Philadelphia’s foray into the elite 1,000 foot skyscraper club. Well, Miami is about to join this illustrious group as well, but not with just one sky-high tower, but two. As a result, the … Continue reading

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New York City’s next mega-bridge


Below is an image of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge across the widest segment of the Hudson River (more than 3 miles wide) between suburban Westchester and Rockland Counties. It was completed in 1955. Underneath that photo is an artist’s … Continue reading

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Feck the straight-line mindset!


Please excuse me for utilizing the Irish version of a well-known four-letter profanity. It was picked up while visiting that lovely island last month. The milder term “feck” seemed to be the most appropriate word for titling this post with … Continue reading

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Overtly car-oriented LEED buildings should be disqualified


Let me preface this post by saying that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification program is an excellent way to improve energy efficiency in building design and reduce a facility’s carbon footprint. It is an excellent marketing tool for … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, architecture, bicycling, Biking, Bus transportation, Cars, cities, climate change, culture, economic development, energy, entrepreneurship, environment, geography, historic preservation, Housing, infrastructure, land use, planning, pollution, product design, Renewable Energy, revitalization, spatial design, sustainability, technology, transit, transportation, urban planning, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The price we pay for our disposable ways


If you are an urban planner and have not listened to the Tuesdays at APA podcasts, you really should. A number of these have been superb presentations that provide valuable insights. The podcast I listened to over the past Easter … Continue reading

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