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Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?
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In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.
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Reducing Congestion – Courtesy of Technology and Business Model Innovation? | Innovation Management

Reducing Congestion – Courtesy of Technology and Business Model Innovation? | Innovation Management | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Congestion is a growing problem in towns, cities and on motorways the world over as the number of cars continues to increase.
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The Walkable Times - The Case Against Fake Walkable

The Walkable Times - The Case Against Fake Walkable | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Real estate consultant and broker for Jones Lang LaSalle focused on land, development projects and redevelopment opportunities. New urbanist and smart growth advocate. Avid runner and cyclist (I bike to work).
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Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The sedentary comforts of suburban expansion have fostered obesity, poor health, social isolation, excessive stress and depression.
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WHICH ORGANIC LABEL SHOULD WE TRUST?

WHICH ORGANIC LABEL SHOULD WE TRUST? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
ORGANIC-REMIX. What do the food labels such as “organic”, natural, non-GMO really mean?
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p4r :: permaculture for renters ||

p4r :: permaculture for renters || | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Have you tried googling “fire escape garden”?! There are a bajillion articles about container gardening on fire escapes. Who knew?!

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Enjoying the advantages of that Walkable Neighborhood | Real Estate Buying | Knowledge

That walkable community from the real estate perspective. Are buyers looking at investing in a whole new residence? For anybody who is considering all about purchasing a most recent place, you can find a few factors you'll want to bear in mind previous to selecting the area that is certainly best for you.

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A Plea for Southern Treasures

A Plea for Southern Treasures | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
From highway construction to mountaintop mining to pollution runoff, a group documents threats to mountains, waterways and forests.
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The Toilet Paper Chase - Marketplace

The Toilet Paper Chase - Marketplace | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Do eco-labels mean forests are being protected? Or do they protect the bottom line? Tom Harrington unravels the story.
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Sprawling From Grace, Driven To Madness

Sprawling From Grace, Driven To Madness | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Sprawling From Grace, Driven To Madness - a documentary feature film about the unintended consequences of suburban sprawl.
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Steve Job's Google of the 60s: Whole Earth Catalog revisited (+ homestead tour of a former editor)

Steve Jobs called The Whole Earth Catalog "one of the bibles of my generation". He went on to explain in his Stanford commencement speech in 2005, "It was so...
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David Mager & Joe Sibilia on "Street Smart Sustainability"

David Mager & Joe Sibilia tell stories from their new book, Street Smart Sustainability, about SVN members who have enhanced their sustainability in the areas of leadership, audits, green design, energy, and turning waste into business opportunities.


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http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wfcr/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1793453/WFCR.Local.Features/Street.Smart.Sustainability

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Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?
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Steve Jobs listened to vinyl, Neil Young says

Steve Jobs listened to vinyl, Neil Young says | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Musician tells conference the father of the iPod was a turntable fanatic...
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Tappan Zee Plans Flunk New York’s Smart Growth Test | Streetsblog New York City

Tappan Zee Plans Flunk New York’s Smart Growth Test | Streetsblog New York City | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

UPSTATE NEW YORK: The Cuomo administration’s plan for an extra-wide, transit-free Tappan Zee Bridge is exactly the kind of project that New York state’s smart growth law is supposed to prevent.

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layering walkable urbanism via Photoshop and Pompeii

layering walkable urbanism via Photoshop and Pompeii | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
Photoshop and urbanism have something in common---as shown in the accompanying image of the archaeological site of Pompeii.
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Blog post number 1000: A gallery of walkability | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Blog post number 1000: A gallery of walkability | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

Kaid Benfield's Blog via NRDC website.   Hackescher Markt, Berlin I’m not sure there is any one word that describes my concept of a sustainable community place more than walkability.  At least when it comes to describing the physical aspects of a place.  Is it...

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Amazing Ritte Van Vlaanderen Bikes Born From Irreverence

Amazing Ritte Van Vlaanderen Bikes Born From Irreverence | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
SANTA MONICA, California — Spencer Canon didn’t set out to start a bicycle company. He just wanted a kit that didn’t suck.
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Real Points » Blog Archive » Jack Gosnell: The Urgency for Urban Retail

Carol Coletta, a dynamic and knowledgeable expert on urban trends, spoke on Jan. 24 to the most highly attended annual meeting of Downtown Dallas Inc. ever.

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Operating Farm Machines ~Tractors | City Chic on a Farm

Operating Farm Machines ~Tractors | City Chic on a Farm | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it

I must admit, when I owned a farm... I did love the tractors.  They were like pets.  "I love it when I get to witness first hand what my sons are learning by living on a farm. Not only are they learning farm safety, but they’re also learning how to run and drive some of the farm equipment. Here is “Operating Farm Machines” in my oldest son’s words."

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10th Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2012,Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention,Niagara Falls,Canada

10th Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2012,Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention,Niagara Falls,Canada | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
10th edition of Fruit and Vegetable Convention 2012 also known as Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention, will be held in Niagara Falls, Canada on 22-Feb-2012 in Scotiabank Convention Centre. A celebrated show for the horticulture industry.
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The Year of the Dragon: More innovation for financial inclusion?

The Year of the Dragon: More innovation for financial inclusion? | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
The CGAP Microfinance Blog: research, analysis, and insights from CGAP's experts on microfinance and access to finance.
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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Local Food and The Farm Bill: Small Investments, Big Returns

Civil Eats promotes critical thought about sustainable agriculture and food systems as part of building economically and socially just communities.
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Role of local food systems in farm policy is growing | AgriPulse

Role of local food systems in farm policy is growing | AgriPulse | Local Economy in Action | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26- Sales of locally produced foods comprise a small but growing part of U.S. agricultural sales, according to a Congressional Research Report released this week, “The Role of Local Food Systems in U.S.
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