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DC’s stunning Chinatown friendship gate


One of my favorite activities while traveling is to make an effort to see the Chinatown friendship gates in cities that I visit. Among those I have personally observed are the friendship gates in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, and San Francisco. … 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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Riverine airports – potential promises and pitfalls


In this post, I am referring to those rivers that have commercial airport runways running through, across, adjacent or within them.  In a surprising number of locations in the United States and Canada, cities have utilized the riverine floodplain for siting … Continue reading

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World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011


It is often heard that Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. On an individual airport basis, that is correct. But when you calculate the total air passengers passing through each market (single airport or multiple-airport), … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘EP’ in epic: The Lonely Forest


  While driving home from work Thursday evening, I heard a new song by the band Iron & Wine on MSU’s Impact 89fm that I really liked.  I thought I would give it a closer listen that evening, but never … Continue reading

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