Posts tagged with 'Maryland'
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 ...
Climate Action Now: 3 U.S. States, 3 Cities and Puerto Rico Lead the Way
Climate Action Now: 3 U.S. States, 3 Cities and Puerto Rico Lead the Way
The emergence of the Green New Deal has inspired unprecedented activism and lively debate about the future of climate action in Congress and the relationship between climate policy and a broader economic and social equity agenda. So far, it’s only been talk, since ...
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 ...
Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The transit corridor would link, from east to west, suburban Maryland communities that include the dense business and ...
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 ...
Does the University of Maryland Care Enough About Transit?
Does the University of Maryland Care Enough About Transit?
There’s been lots of buzz this week in College Park, Md. about accessibility and transit. First, early this week, there were reports of the controversy surrounding the school’s plans to close Campus Drive to private vehicles and many buses for ...
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
Springtime Smart Growth Happenings
For those of you who haven’t gotten your livability and smart growth fix lately, we’d like to alert you to a couple local news items. First, the Montgomery County Planning Department is kicking off ReThink Montgomery, a weekly speaker series ...
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
Pedestrians Still Struggling with Snow
For many of us, memories of Snowmageddon and Snoverkill are fading along with the melting snow.  But the region’s recent snowstorms are still affecting the lives of pedestrians in Columbia, Maryland.  Even worse, these pedestrians are schoolkids who are being ...
The Future of Regional Commuting
The Future of Regional Commuting
The Washington Post’s Get There blog announced yesterday that Virginia Railway Express is planning service upgrades due to the availability of additional train parking space at L’Enfant station. These will include a new early morning express train from Fredericksburg, which ...
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
One of the hottest transportation debates in the region these days relates to the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) envisions a 14-mile transit link roughly following I-270 from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg  ...
Study on Maryland Smart Growth: Widespread Acclaim, But Limited Results
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 ...
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
Is DC-Area Congestion Taking Its Toll?
News flash: Most Washingtonians drive alone to work.  This is no surprise, but the Census Bureau’s 2006-2008 American Community Survey, just released, confirms that 63.7% of our region’s workers who are over 16 drive by themselves to the office. Despite ...
I'm New Here
I'm New Here
Today is my first day at TheCityFix where I’ll be blogging full-time over the course of the next three months. I graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Environmental Economics in 2007 and recently completed a stint with the ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
Purple Line BRT vs. LRT, Round 2
Today’s post on BRT for the Purple Line seems to have sparked a flurry of anger on Twitter. We’ve got: theoverheadwireAbsolutely not. Trojan toll road RT @TheCityFix: Should Purple Line be BRT? Yes, if done correctly.https://bit.ly/aFpCL theoverheadwire@TheCityFix Not to mention ...
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