April Issue of Sustainable City News
2012-04-01 05:08:41 GMT
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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.
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