URBANISM & DESIGN$700M to Help Elevate New Orleans Homes Lost
A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana's Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms - to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Stigma of Riding the Bus in America
The Atlantic Cities
In 2009, Jacqueline Carr's public transit experience was limited to bus lines of the "party" variety. Then, Carr lost her talent agency gig, sold her Jetta, and charted out a route to her new job-and yoga class-on the Los Angeles city bus system...
The old-school suburban office park seems to be having a midlife crisis. A special report in Crain's about Chicago-area businesses such as Sears, AT&T, and Sara Lee looking to relocate from the suburbs to the urban core -- along with the news that Swiss megabank UBS may be abandoning Stamford, Conn., to move back to Manhattan -- has prompted a flurry of responses around the urbanist blogoverse... Read On
Albert Camus said "All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door". So what is one to say about Apple's proposed new headquarters, a building with no corners and no streets?... Read On
After having a banner WWDC start yesterday, Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs humbly presented his idea for a new Apple campus at the Cupertino City Council today. Jobs wants to build one building that will hold 12,000 Apple employees on a former Hewlett-Packard property in the area between Tantau North Wolfe, Homestead and the 280 freeway... Read On