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Seattle may join the super tall skyscraper club


While the exact height has yet to be determined, it appears Seattle will soon be joining that elite group of cities that are home to 100-story plus skyscrapers. A 101 story, 1.2 million square foot tower is proposed at the … Continue reading

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Kudos to the kayak protesters of Seattle!


What an absolutely amazing photograph of the last weekend’s kayak protests in Seattle over Royal Dutch/Shell’s plan to begin Arctic Ocean oil drilling. If you cannot see or read the signs they say “Shell no.” While some have already argued that the activists … Continue reading

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Five Chinatown Gates in eleven days


Here are photographs taken of Chinatown Friendship Gates in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Victoria, Canada; as well as Seattle Washington during our recent train trip across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. In Winnipeg, there is an especially lovely Chinese Garden … Continue reading

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Ranking America’s urban forests


American Forests recently announced its ten best cities for urban forests for 2013. The top ten, out of the  50 largest cities in the nation are listed in alphabetical order below (weblinks to each winner’s results are provided): Austin Charlotte … Continue reading

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Cities are alive with the sound of music!


Thursday evening I had the chance to attend a seminar entitled, Music’s Impact on the Community. This superb and fascinating event was held at Michigan State University’s Center Community and Economic Development in Greater Lansing. Not only did the program … Continue reading

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KEXP podcasts – great new music for free


  For those of you who are not familiar with KEXP, it is a community public radio station operated by the University of Washington that specializes in emerging music, especially alternative and indie. Their motto of “where the music matters” … Continue reading

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