Unique Funding Proposed for Northern Line Extension
The proposed extension of the Northern Line of the London Underground is one of the major infrastructure projects heralded by the British Government in its recent budget. But will the unique funding scheme, under which a loan underwritten by government will be paid off by local businesses, succeed in the current turbulent economy?
Markets a Third Way to Affordable Housing
The Greater Marin
It's no secret that the cost to buy or rent a home in the Bay Area is extremely high and rising. Thanks to a regional economic rebound and renewed interest in the kind of walkable living that defines San Francisco, demand for Bay Area housing is at a high.
Boston Looks to Add 30,000 Housing Units by 2020
The city of Boston plans to add up to 30,000 new housing units by 2020 to meet the needs of a changing population that includes more families moving to the downtown area, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is set to announce on Monday.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGY
Human Density and Climage Change
Nothing too surprising in this map of human dispersion on the planet. But on closer look, I had never appreciated how the highest densities in India and Bangladesh concentrate along a continual band south of the Himalayas:
Don't Expect SunRail to Be Cure All
There I was, happily reading a front-page story about plans to bring assorted rail projects to Orlando, when I ran face first into these statements from transit supporters:
Read OnLocal Businesses Giving Telecommuting a Try
Julie Rowland's townhouse sits back from a crescent-shaped street in Virginia Beach's Timberlake neighborhood. Few cars travel down it during the day. Inside, the phone almost never rings.