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A frosty mug of economic development


I don’t know about the rest of you, but from what I have observed over the past few years, beer has become an excellent economic development tool regardless of region. In the past year or so, I have observed packed brewpubs, craft breweries, and … Continue reading

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Bipolar urban areas and a case study


My definition of bipolar urban areas are those that have two principal cities at their core, but they have each taken nearly opposite paths socioeconomically. The two cities posses an almost Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-like qualities – one being quite healthy and prosperous while the … Continue reading

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Rising from the ashes of neglect


The following is a partial list of great cities that have been largely destroyed at one point or another in their history from natural and/or manmade disasters. The citizens of these cities have shown remarkable resolve and an indelible spirit by rebuilding their … Continue reading

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“Cool” transit for the masses


The following link to a story on npr.org describes the on-going development of light rail systems around the country, including in many cities that were once auto dominated. Light rail systems and modern street cars are helping reshape city development … Continue reading

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