URBAN ISSUESNashville's Symphony In Trouble
Nashville has been on a roll in recent years, with a rapidly growing population (including a rapidly expanding immigrant base), robust job growth (#1 among large cities in 2012 on a percentage basis), and lots of positive national press.
URBAN ISSUESObama's Budget Released
The Obama Administration has put forward an opening bid in what are sure to be contentious 2014 budget negotiations, issuing a solidly progressive transportation budget that calls for increased overall spending and continued investment in passenger rail.
New York City is a NIMBY Paradise
The Daily Beast
Apparently, there is a popular impression of New York as "of New York as a builder-friendly city that's constantly exceeding the bounds of rational development".
Poverty Ignored Contagion of Obesity Epidemic
New York Times
Under the category "Summer Rentals That Have Gone Terribly Wrong," there are perhaps few parallels to the experience of Charles Henry Warren, a Manhattan banker who, in 1906, took a house in Oyster Bay on Long Island's North Shore.
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.