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A healthy mix of news and opinion on urban development, city planning, smart growth and transportation networks.

A traveling blogger’s look at Columbus – Part I

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The Travel Blog wrote Columbus, Ohio – Week Forty Three Posted on November 19, 2007 by francurry I promised myself that while I was here, I would do as little as possible. I feel like I have been the Energizer Bunny the last pack of cities and I am feeling pretty worn out. My grand […]

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Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus

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tennessean.com wrote Old-world vibe brightens Christmas in Columbus Sunday, 11/18/07 By KATHY WITT Visit Columbus, Ohio, this holiday season and you’ll be greeted with a city twinkling with 10,000 candles in its German Village and dazzling with the works of a French Impressionist in its downtown. The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal […]

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Real Estate and Foreclosure Doom and Gloom

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The Dispatch wrote City fights fallout from foreclosure Monday, November 26, 2007 BY ROBERT VITALE Columbus will spend about $5.5 million next year to deal with problems rippling out from the rise in home foreclosures. It will board up windows and pull weeds around vacant houses, rehab some that can be sold again and tear […]


Consider Biking launches site redesign


Mike Reed designed a beautiful new site for local commuter cyclists. Check it out!


Rampant Speculation: What’s Skybus Up To?

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Jaunted.com wrote Rampant Speculation: What’s Skybus Up To? 11/20/2007 A tipster pointed us toward a strange Skybus flight between Amarillo and Mobile Downtown Airport on November 17. The 1 hour, 47 minute flight coasted along at 27,000 feet after departing at 7:53 am. Who was on it? Was it a Skybus charter flight? Or does […]


Nation needs to change attitude about transportation

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The Dispatch wrote Editorial: Transportation remix Saturday, November 24, 2007 The nation’s transportation networks aren’t entirely in step with travelers’ needs and tastes. Congress and the president, as they consider federal subsidies for various modes of transportation and their infrastructure, have a duty to analyze whether the spending priorities of 10 years ago, before the […]


Few holdouts resist suburban growth and sprawl

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The Dispatch wrote Holdouts resist suburban growth Some longtime residents like change; some resigned to it Friday, November 23, 2007 BY MARTIN ROZENMAN Of all Columbus’ suburbs, these six (Canal Winchester, Dublin, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington and Powell) have experienced some of the region’s most-dramatic recent growth. Once small rural villages, they have become sprawling […]


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Tour dozens of apartments, condos and homes on Sunday, May 5th during the sixth annual Urban Living Tour!