The March issue of Sustainable City News, the publication formerly
known as The New colonist, is online and available now at:
Included in this issue are the following articles:
New Horizons, New Dangers for "Safe Routes to School"
Since its inception as a pilot project in Marin County in 1994, the
Safe Routes to School program has grown into a national phenomenon.
What seems at first to be a single-issue program instead has proven
itself to be one of the strongest and most broadly-accepted
mechanisms for introducing elements of sustainability to communities
throughout the country. However, at the same time that Safe Routes to
School is reaching towards new heights, it is also being threatened
at its very core.
Dreamworld: Oil, the GOP, and the Housing Crash
Early last month, GOP Presidential candidate and current darling of
the right Rick Santorum swaggered into the realm of economics when he
blamed the Great Recession on nothing more than high oil prices.
(Perhaps this was an effort to pander to the "drill-baby-drill"
constituency, or the "bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran" fanatics, or some
other tinfoil-hat demographic.) Quoth he.... [Features J. H. Crawford
of Carfree Cities.)
Crystal Bridges: Wal-Mart's Lesson to Itself
If you haven't heard of the Crystal Bridges Museum, it's a world-
class collection of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas--the
hometown of Wal-Mart. In fact, it was assembled by Wal-Mart fortune
Heir Alice Walton. The collection is housed in a landmark building by
Boston-based Moshe Safdie, and is a work of art in itself....
Pugs in the City: an Interview with Linda Lombardi
To learn about urban dogs and their people, I turned to Linda
Lombardi, author, blogger and pug enthusiast, who told me what her
city has to offer our four-footed furry friends. Lombardi's life is a
testament to her fascination with animals, beginning with her early
years, when she played with plastic creatures instead of dolls.
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