Tag Archives: Urban Planning

Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

In the new New Orleans, privatized, voucher-financed housing, left, has replaced traditional public housing like the deserted Lafitte housing projects on the right. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.A divided city:Seven years after Katrina in rebuilding New Orleans, the key … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

Living for the city:David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities‘ This is a radical book. Its discussion ranges from the workings of the monopoly rent system and the nature of neoliberal capitalism to a call to take back the city. By Ron Jacobs … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : David Harvey’s ‘Rebel Cities’

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Roger Baker : Austin’s New Transportation Plan Throws a Few Curves

Bumpy road ahead?Austin’s new long-range transportation plan By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / March 23, 2010 The background The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) recently unveiled its new 2035 long-range draft transportation plan; “People, Planning and Preparing … finish reading Roger Baker : Austin’s New Transportation Plan Throws a Few Curves

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New Urbanism : Transportation Fantasia in Central Texas

Cloning the evil broom:Kirk Watson and the New Urbanists By Glenn Gaven / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 In the movie Fantasia, Mickey chops the evil broom into bits only to have them transform into a whole army … finish reading New Urbanism : Transportation Fantasia in Central Texas

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Barack Obama : Stop the Runaway Train

President Obama: Stop the runaway train of globalization.Long range strategic innovation: Globalization, the financial crisis, environmental planning, and getting out of Afghanistan By Ray Reece / The Rag Blog / November 5, 2009 Call this a lesson in how to … finish reading Barack Obama : Stop the Runaway Train

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CITIES : Trading Places

The Angel of Gentrification.The demographic inversion of the American cityby Alan Ehrenhalt Thirty years ago, the mayor of Chicago was unseated by a snowstorm. A blizzard in January of 1979 dumped some 20 inches on the ground, causing, among other … finish reading CITIES : Trading Places

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