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Geography of the Jazz Age in North America


The Jazz Age represented the musical form’s peak period of popularity between 1920 and 1960. While New Orleans, Kansas City, Chicago, and New York were and remain the preeminent epicenters of jazz, in many other cities across the country, vibrant … Continue reading

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CITIES WITH THAT ‘sinking’ FEELING


We all have heard about the perils posed to urban areas by rising sea levels, but less often discussed (until recently) are the potential disasters awaiting those cities that are literally sinking under the weight of themselves. The proper term … Continue reading

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From John Lennon to Mozart – airports named for famous musicians


This blogpost is not about a new game akin to musical chairs, though given the number of commercial airports around some cities, musical airports might be a game some travelers must play on occasion.  Instead, it is about those commercial … Continue reading

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Don’t engineer to fail – involve planners early


Let me preface this post by saying that I know a number of well-meaning civil and transportation engineers. Unfortunately, they tend to be in the minority of their profession and many still do not grasp the essence of what good urban … Continue reading

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Stop bitching – It was the right thing to do!


I was shocked and dismayed by so-called sports pundits using the term “snitch” to describe the person (believed to be by one source to be Jeremy Shockey) who informed the NFL about the New Orleans Saints system of paying bounties … Continue reading

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