The Rust Belt Theory of Low-Cost High Culture
Slate — January 1, 2015
I’ve come to expect affordable cultural opportunities in the year since my family and I returned to Baltimore after five years of living in the suburbs of Washington. In fact, Baltimore’s strikingly affordable arts scene is one of the many reasons why we decided to move back, even if it was going to mean a longer commute to our jobs in D.C.
17 U.S. Cities on Track for Hottest Year in 2014
The Weather Channel — December 31, 2014
The globe is on track for its warmest year on record. But global average temperature watchers won’t be the only ones feting record heat when the clock strikes midnight on Wednesday. A number of U.S. urban areas will also join in the record-setting festivities, while not a single major urban area will be raising a glass to record cold. In fact, it’s been nearly 30 years since a major U.S. city had a record cold year.
Here Are the Equity Storylines You Need to Follow in 2015
NextCity — December 31, 2014
While indicators like unemployment and gas prices have shown promising signs in recent months, stark inequality remains as a key feature of the American economy. In the coming year, here are the stories to follow if you want to know whether things are getting better or worse for low-income, urban communities.
Transit-Oriented Development Adds Value And Affordability For Residents
CleanTechnica — January 2, 2014
Transit-oriented development has been promoted by urban planners for ages. It was a hot and fun topic when I was in graduate school for city planning. It’s completely logical and beneficial to humans… those who live in transit-oriented communities and those who don’t.