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Ground Zero, Rebuilt

Sunday, September 11, 2011 will mark ten years since our nation was tragically struck by terror.  In the wake of the disaster, Ground Zero has re-emerged with a new memorial museum, transportation hub, and a 1776 foot tower, among other buildings set … Continue reading

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Sustainability on Display

Is this the world’s greenest neighborhood? Kaid Benfield, Director of Sustainable Communities for the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), posed that question in an article for The Atlantic magazine in which he detailed his visit to Dockside Green.  The 15-acre community nestled in Victoria, British Columbia … Continue reading

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The Blame Game… Who’s Accountable for Pedestrian Deaths?

Transportation advocates believe that pedestrian deaths can be prevented if there are crosswalks to connect bus stops to the apartment communities it serves. According to Jennifer Emert of WTOC, Georgia’s jaywalking laws are tough and the penalties, if there is an accident, … Continue reading

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HOT Lanes Coming to Sections of I-10, 110

Though the idea has been talked about for quite some time, High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes are soon coming to two Southern California freeways.  Construction is underway on a $290 million project on I-10 from I-605 to Alameda St. and I-110 from … Continue reading

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A New Vision for Downtown L.A.

Photo: Downtown Los Angeles: What Was, What Is, What is to Come An incredible work of art surfaced on the World Wide Web recently.  The aesthetically pleasing film created by three Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students in conjunction with mega … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Word, ‘Affordable’

The letter “A” symbolizes a badge of shame in the famous novel, The Scarlet Letter.  Known to stand for the act of adultery, the “A” could easily represent that of “affordable” or “affordability,” which some will argue, evoke equally negative … Continue reading

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A Case for Public Art

Public art, yay, or nay?  Well the people over at the Dirt Blog recently made the case for public art by pointing to the cost-effective way in which it drives economic revitalization.  Indeed, art work has the potential to improve quality … Continue reading

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