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Wildly dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Stree and Florida Ave NW.
DDOT Director, D.C. Councilmember Take Action in Response to SeeClickFix Report
As I noted in a post a little over a week ago, my SeeClickFix report about a dangerous pedestrian crossing at U Street and Florida Ave. NW has garnered a lot of attention, even surpassing my own expectations about the ...
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More than a quarter of Jakarta's population lives in slums. Flickr photo from Cak-cak.
Towards a More Sustainable Jakarta
Jakarta is the world’s sixth most populous metropolitan area. At 18.9 million people, the Indonesian capital’s total population falls just short of metropolitan Mumbai and New York and its built environment covers some 5,100 square kilometers. Experts expect its population ...
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Statewide PFAs in orange. Image courtesty of Maryland Department of Planning.
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
“Single-family homes and townhouses are scattered on ever-larger lots in areas designated for dense, compact building, as lots outside those areas shrink, the study concludes. “The number of parcels developed, the acres of land developed and the average size [of ...
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Climate demonstrators in Grenada, Spain. Flickr photo from 350.org.
“Historic” International Day of Climate Action
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
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"Historic" International Day of Climate Action
Apparently 350.org’s October 24th International Day of Climate Action was a huge success and a historic day for climate activism across the globe. According to organizers, there were  5,200 events in 181 countries. CNN called it “The most widespread day ...
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DDOT workers begin striping work on 15th Street 'contraflow' bike lanes. Photo by David Daddio.
Not Letting the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good
Famed American architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham is often quoted as saying, “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will not themselves be realized.” But perhaps in this modern area, it’s less ...
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