Re: [carfree_cities] April Issue of Sustainable City News
- tweeted this. J.
At 2012-04-01 01:08, you wrote:
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>The April issue of Sustainable City News is online now at:
>This month's featured articles are:
>Squaring the Triangle: a Pedestrianized Plaza in Los Angeles
>Something is happening in Los Angeles, a city that embodies the
>cliché of car-bound congestion and suburban anomie. The megalopolis
>is wriggling out of the straitjacket of concrete avenues that, by
>condemning its residents to travel only in metal shells, wrapped them
>in loneliness and frustration....
>Ten Things to See in Downtown Dallas
>Dallas has been criticized for not having much of a downtown. I'm not
>sure that was ever entirely true, but these days it's clear that
>Downtown Dallas is getting better, and fast. Large office towers are
>being converted to apartments and condominiums, galleries are filling
>empty storefronts and there's both a grocery store and a farmer's
>Suburbs Are So Last Century!
>Robert Shiller, a professor of economics at Yale University and co-
>creator of the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Index quoted Richard
>Florida in an interview with Yahoo Finance recently. Shiller said in
>the interview that suburban housing prices may not recover in our
>lifetime. "Richard Florida calls it the great reset...."
>Stepping towards Safety
>When I first visited Bangladesh in 1994, one of my observations was
>how little human life is valued; the thought struck me most when
>watching pedestrians weave between trucks, buses, and other vehicles
>to cross the busy roads. So it comes as no surprise that on average,
>almost every day a pedestrian dies in traffic in Dhaka.
>And, of course, our extensive archives, services, and blog await your
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