Posts tagged with 'Baltimore'
Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste
Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste
Baltimore, like many post-industrial cities, confronts novel challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by more than a third, resulting from a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, and discriminatory policies or housing and lending practices. It’s ...
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Research Recap, November 8: Global Oil Demand, Cost of Crashes, Predicting Walkability
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Global Oil Demand Global demand for oil may peak before 2020 and fall back to 2010 ...
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
Zipcar Reduces Driving, Improves Sustainable Transport
To celebrate Zipcar’s one-year anniversary of operations in Baltimore, Md., Zipcar released survey data from the company’s Baltimore-area members with positive and encouraging feedback for the sustainable transport community. According to the data, since its debut in June 2010, Baltimore’s Zipcar ...
IBM Helps Cities Become Smarter
IBM Helps Cities Become Smarter
Congestion pricing to reduce traffic and pollution; water systems that automatically detect leaks in pipelines and notify authorities; food that is tracked from farms to supermarkets to ensure food safety. These are some of the recent technological advances that are ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 2: Panel Discussion with the Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 2: Panel Discussion with the Winners
On Wednesday, December 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 2010 National Award for Smart Growth Achievement. After the presentation, there was a panel discussion with representatives from each of the winning categories: Rural Smart Growth; Smart Growth ...
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
EPA Smart Growth Awards Live Blogging, Part 1: EPA's Approach and the 2010 Winners
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annually sponsors the National Smart Growth Achievement Awards as part of its Partnership for Sustainable Communities with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  The smart ...
Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
Live Blogging TEDxMidAtlantic: Urban Revitalization and Sprawl
On Friday, TheCityFix attended TEDxMidAtlantic, an independentally organized event of speakers who give short and poignant presentations on their field of expertise. The local event, held in Washington, D.C., is modeled after the annual TED Conferences, which feature “Ideas Worth ...
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
Cities in Flux: From D.C. to Baltimore
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. Washington and Baltimore experienced ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
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