The Morning Commute: March 24, 2015


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Tuesday linkage for you and yours.


1) Here's what you get for 1.2 Million in housing in three different cities: Los Angeles, Kansas City and Philadelphia.

2) Is the Bicycle Coalition being a little too insidery when it comes to some recent decisions of support?

3) Jim Kenney seems to be emerging as a favorite amoung progressives in the city's mayoral race. Not everyone is impressed.

4) Camden's food deserts visualized

5) When the math of highway infrastructure just doesn't add up

6) Philadelphia will eventually upgrade it's trolley system to more efficient trams. When they do, having an honest conversation about dedicated lanes for those trams would go a long way. Service won't get faster until cars get out of the way. Seattle is starting that process now.

7) Google is planning something quite different from Apple's new HQ. It suggests a more flexible, dynamic space rather than some abstracted donut from above.

8) C'est possible: Costa Rica has been running off 100% renewable energy for 75 days and counting.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 March 2015 @ 07.46
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geoff's picture Geoff Kees Thompson Founder + Urban Planner Website: About the Author:

Other than time away from Philly studying his masters in Urban Planning in the Netherlands, Geoff has lived here since 2005. He founded This Old City to advocate for better public space as a means to economic development, improved public health, lower crime and a more environmentally sustainable future. He currently sits on the Executive Board of SOSNA and is the head volunteer gardener for Saint Mark's Church at 1625 Locust Street.


He is also Chair of The 5th Square PAC, an organization committed to voter education and the funding of progressive urbanist candidates for Philadelphia's future. 


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