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6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Speck unveils Downtown walkability recommendations

Jeff Speck has become very familiar with Albuquerque's Downtown and East Downtown corridors.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

Business Journal

Ground breaks on downtown Columbia office, apartment project

Developers broke ground Tuesday on a new commercial and residential project in Downtown Columbia, a key component of major redevelopment plan for the Howard County town.



Minimalist map circles around Milwaukee neighborhoods

But beginning this week, you'll be able to buy letterpress-printed copies of Archie Archambault 's minimalist map of Milwaukee neighborhoods, for $22 at Broadway Paper in the Third Ward and on Etsy .


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lawyers convene in Pittsburgh to discuss landmark health care cases

The Obama administration is under heavy legal fire on multiple fronts: the House of Representatives recently voted to sue the president for executive overreach; the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, appears to be headed to the Supreme Court; and the Supreme Court dealt the president a setback in June when it unanimously decreed ... (more)


Mass Transit

DC: Metro Launches Silver Line, Largest Expansion of Region's Rail System in More Than Two Decades

Metrorail, the nation's second busiest rapid transit system, grew 10 percent larger July 26 with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington region's two largest employment centers, all as a result of the opening of the Silver Line's first phase.


Sun Jul 27, 2014

Coming home: Q & A with Ryan Russell of the U.S. Commercial Service

Ryan Russell never thought he would come back to Pittsburgh. He wanted to pursue a career in international affairs, something he felt wasn't possible to do here.


Norwalk Reflector

Ohio State's marching band culture: Innocent fun or abuse?

Nicknames that make you blush. Raunchy jokes. Gay-bashing songs. Marching in underwear.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Olney Theatre Center Appoints Deborah Ellinghaus to the Post of Managing Director

The combined Boards of Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and Olney Theatre Corporation, led by President Jennifer Kneeland, are pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Ellinghaus as Managing Director, beginning August 26, 2014.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

City planner Speck to visit Paducah

Internationally known author, city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck will visit Paducah in August to tour and review the city, meet with city officials, and make presentations to the public about the importance of a downtown's walkability and sustainability to a community's economy, safety, and health.



Next DownStreet Art Set for July 31

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Berkshire Cultural Resource Cente will host the next DownStreet Art on Thursday, July 31, from 3 to 9 p.m. with the opening of nine new exhibitions, open studios by local artists, pop-up happenings and community events throughout Downtown North Adams.



Your weekend guide to FUN in the DMV

Redskins Training Camp - July 24-August 11, 2014. Redskins Park, Richmond, Virginia.


Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Rail transit launches: Northern Virginia's Silver Line; Tucson's streetcar

Tucson's Streetcar started service this morning, with free service through the weekend, and a multitiude of special events and promotions.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Hotel Interactive

Capital Hilton Addresses Allergy Travel Concerns with Hypoallergenic Hotel Rooms by PURE Solutions

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5 obstacles to Downtown-to-CVG rail idea

Here are 5 other challenges to a Downtown-to-CVG rail idea Check out this story on Hamilton County Commissioner has proposed a Downtown-to-CVG rail line.


The Yonkers Daily Voice

Spano: Kawasaki To Purchase Manufacturing Plant in Downtown Yonkers

I've got some great news to share with you. Kawasaki Rail Car, which manufactures thousands of train cars for mass transit out of their Yonkers plant, is sending a strong message to Yonkers and beyond: We believe in the City of Yonkers.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post and Courier

Downtown bike-share program in the works

Nearly 20 years after an initial, failed attempt, Charleston will again take the plunge on a bike-sharing program early next year that could be similar to one in the nation's capital.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

NBC's Chuck Todd talks politics with Kentucky Chamber dinner crowd

NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd was the keynote speaker on Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit and Annual Meeting.


Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Pennsylvania Avenue DC planning initiative

The Washington Business Journal reports in " Pennsylvania Avenue is in a slump, but there's a plan to breathe new life into it " that the National Capital Planning Commission is initiating a planning study to improve Pennsylvania Avenue NW , as a reassessment and updating of that street's improvement program.


Fri Jul 18, 2014


Art Movements

"Mining Lamp" monument designed by Otto Piene. The artist passed away July 14) In January, the Detroit Institute of Arts announced it would contribute $100 million to the city's "grand bargain" bankruptcy plan; the museum has now raised over $80 million , with an additional $26.8 million in corporate donations announced this week.


Delta Farm Press

Conservation districts honor John Charles Wilson

John Charles Wilson, farmer and current president of Agricenter International, is being honored for his conservation efforts.



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