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Friday Eye Candy: USGS Launches Historical Topographic Map Explorer

"Two of the nation's most authoritative mapping sources, the U.S. Geological Survey and Esri, have partnered to put the rich tapestry of  U.S. Historical Maps  into the hands of everyone. Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed ... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
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Are We There Yet? Affordability in the 'New Normal'

"The ways in which we’ve designed, financed, constructed and regulated land use development need some serious tweaking if we’re to align the ambitions of families and businesses in the new era with the infrastructure of community essential to their s ... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
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'El Barrio Tours' Tells of Gentrification in Working Class Neighborhoods

Cassie Owens describes the premise of El Barrio Tours , which "[traces] the migration flows that brought people in and out of East Harlem, leading up to the Latino community living there and the newcomers who are changing the look of the neighborhood ... [Published Planetizen - 5 hours ago]
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Explaining the Connections between Physical Mobility and Economic Mobility

Writing for the explainer site Vox, Danielle Kurtzleben sets the context for a discussion of some of the expanding body of research into the connections between physical mobility and economic mobility:"There's an array of economic literature out there ... [Published Planetizen - 7 hours ago]
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Modeling the Explosive Growth of the Southern Megalopolis

Laura Bliss shares details of a new study that predicts expansive growth of urban areas in the South: "Basing their model on past growth patterns and locations of existing road networks, researchers at North Carolina State University projected the region’s ... [Published Planetizen - 7 hours ago]
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Mapping Drone No-Fly Zones

Bobby Sudekum describes the methodology of the mapping project, which so far consists of three varieties of no-fly zones for drones: U.S. national parks, military bases, and a five-mile radius around medium to large airports.The project is taking feedback ... [Published Planetizen - 10 hours ago]
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Applying Moses to Modern-Day Green Space Projects

With the legacies of Robert Moses and Frederick Law Olmsted recently under discussion, Sam Hall Kaplan joins the conversation—offering a rich overview of Moses' work along with colorful anecdotes from their personal interactions. He then draws on the ... [Published Planetizen - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

New from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: $10 Billion Rural Investment Fund

"The White House Rural Council will announce plans on Thursday to start a $10 billion investment fund that will give pension funds and large investors the opportunity to invest in agricultural projects. Those include wastewater systems, energy projects ... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]
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An Anti-Fracking Initiative...in Texas?

Voters in  Denton , pop. 121,000, will decide in November "whether the city will become the state’s first to ban fracking. But passage of a ban would probably trigger another fracking fight: a legal clash over a city’s power to regulate for health and ... [Published Planetizen - 11 hours ago]
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Place Mobility: Sometimes Good Transportation Is Slow

Matthew Yglesias calls the under-construction Washington DC streetcar "the worst transit project in America," because it will run slowly, duplicate the service of a bus line, and supposedly slow that bus line down.Yglesias is like a lot of mainstream ... [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Competition Addresses the Design Challenges of Placemaking in Rural Communities

CIRD's website details the competition and the selected hosts of the design workshops, each of which provides a compelling scenario to challenge creative placemakers in rural design.The workshop hosts are:Carl Small Town Center: Houston Community, Mississippi ... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Showdown Expected on House Highway Funding Bill

"Senate Majority Leader  Harry Reid  (D., Nev.) on Wednesday (July 23) said the Senate will take up a $10.8 billion bill the House passed earlier this month, but will allow votes on four amendments. Members from both parties are eager to replenish the ... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]

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"Two of the nation's most authoritative mapping sources, the U S Geological Survey and Esri, have partnered to put the rich tapestry of  U S Historical Maps  into the hands of everyone. Available in time for the Fourth of July and able to be accessed on all digital devices, the  USGS Historical Topographic Map Explorer  brings to life more than 178,000 maps dating from 1884 to 2006" according to a press release from Esri
"The trouble is, investing so much of our energy and so many of our resources in fine-tuning the Ponzi scheme has left us bummed and broke. If only there were some quick and easy way to reverse the trend and put us all back on track to enjoying the happiness and prosperity we were deprived of during the recent unpleasantness."
..." Moreover, "[he’s] about a third of the way through and a follow-up film, El Barrio Tours: Gentrification USA, will be a compilation of what he’s learning along the way."
"There's an array of economic literature out there connecting the two, showing that places with plenty of opportunities for geographic mobility have more economic mobility as well. But for a city to boost opportunity by boosting transit, the answer is a complicated mix that also includes zoning and picking the right type of transit — perhaps at the risk of displeasing its wealthier residents."

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Friday Eye Candy: USGS Launches Historical Topo... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
Are We There Yet? Affordability in the 'New Nor... [Published Planetizen - 3 hours ago]
'El Barrio Tours' Tells of Gentrification in Wo... [Published Planetizen - 5 hours ago]
Explaining the Connections between Physical Mob... [Published Planetizen - 7 hours ago]
Modeling the Explosive Growth of the Southern M... [Published Planetizen - 7 hours ago]
Applying Moses to Modern-Day Green Space Projects [Published Planetizen - 10 hours ago]
Mapping Drone No-Fly Zones [Published Planetizen - 10 hours ago]
An Anti-Fracking Initiative...in Texas? [Published Planetizen - 11 hours ago]
Place Mobility: Sometimes Good Transportation I... [Published Planetizen - 15 hours ago]
New from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: $1... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]
Competition Addresses the Design Challenges of ... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]
Senate Showdown Expected on House Highway Fundi... [Published Planetizen - Jul 27 2014]
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