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Chicago's Riverwalk Project: Revitalization, public space + community identity

Chicago's Riverwalk Project: Revitalization, public space + community identity | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans in November to expand the city’s Riverwalk by six blocks, tying public space along Lake Michigan to the confluence of the river’s three branches at Wolf Point.

Conceptual plans establish identities for each of the six blocks from State Street west to Lake Street.

The project is intended to draw more recreation to the riverfront, presumably to include kayaking at the Cove and the Marina, and fishing at the jetty. After the state com- mitted $10 million to clean up the Chicago River, the Environmental Protection Agency followed suit, ordering a cleanup for the wastewater-ridden waterway downtown that would be comprehensive enough to make stretches actually clean enough for swimming.

The design team for the expansion is composed of Sasaki Associates, Alfred Benesch & Co., Ross Barney Architects, and Jacobs/Ryan Associates.

 

Visit the link to learn more about this large-scale revitalization effort and development of green public space in Chicago.


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Anti-Citizens United Measure Kicked Off California Ballot

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The California Supreme Court has blocked an advisory measure gauging public opinion on unlimited campaign donations from appearing on the state's ballot this fall.

Proposition 49, authored by Democratic state Sen. Ted Lieu, would have asked voter...
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First they give corporations and lobbyists unlimited power and then they block the people's ability to overturn the decision....how can reasoned debate move forward if the deck is stacked?

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A Smartly Designed Bike Whose Handlebars Become a Lock | Design | WIRED

A Smartly Designed Bike Whose Handlebars Become a Lock | Design | WIRED | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Denny, as the bike is called, has a number of understated, yet incredibly clever ideas.
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Why textbooks cost so much

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STUDENTS can learn a lot about economics when they buy Greg Mankiw’s “Principles of Economics”—even if they don’t read it. Like many popular...
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The Sensible Resurgence of the Multigenerational Home

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The common wisdom about millennials is that they're underemployed and have to live with mom and dad to make ends meet. The truth could be far different
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Highlights, Bertha Justice Conference 2014 - YouTube

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Don’t Let Your Children Grow Up to Be Farmers

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Local food may be celebrated, but those of us who do the work aren’t making any money.
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Summertime Air Conditioning Leads Utilities to Try 'Behavioral Science' - NBC News

Summertime Air Conditioning Leads Utilities to Try 'Behavioral Science' - NBC News | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The United States uses more air conditioning than the rest of the world combined. Dealing with the high energy peaks has lead utilities to try everything fro...
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Which Cities Have the BEST Civic Spaces?

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In its current incarnation, the Center for Architecture looks less like a building and more like an extension of the Lower Manhattan streets that surround it. High-definition photographs of city scenes plaster the walls and a Sabrett hot dog stand, umbrella unfolded, sits on the mezzanine.

 

This blurring of lines between public and private space is all part of the vision for the Center’s current exhibition "Open to the Public: Civic Space Now," curated by Thomas Mellins and part of the larger 2014 presidential theme of the AIANY on “Civic Spirit: Civic Vision.” The show presents public spaces in New York City alongside examples from other major US cities, namely, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.


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Big Players Promote Water Privatization

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As soon as the new federal water law was enacted, three water organizations took the lead to transform it into a vehicle for privatization. We report on how their campaign is playing out.

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Special districts or Joint Power Authorities are the smart way to capture a business mindset while retaining public oversight.

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Poop Stories

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"From the time we’re about 6 years old, everyone loves a good poop joke, right? But is there something more meaningful lurking beneath the bathroom banter? Take a look at some international potty humor and then follow the jokes to a deeper understanding. Every laugh on this page reflects a life and death issue: the very real sanitation problems facing India today."


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sriddle geo's curator insight, August 4, 5:58 AM

The statistics are staggering for the number of deaths of children due to poor sanitation and something as simple as diarrhea.

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Example of "access", or lack thereof, for North America unit.

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APHG-U2 & U6

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Pee power

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Aiming for ten more minutes on Twitter “URINE and faeces to you”, explains a dodgy sewer-manager in one of Reginald Hill’s crime novels, “is bread and butter...
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How to tame a Trojan horse

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A closer watch on Birmingham PETER CLARKE, who used to spot terrorist plots for London’s Metropolitan Police, has confirmed that something ugly has been happening...
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How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter

How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The crisis that followed Hurricane Katrina eight years ago inspired Michael McDaniel to create EXO. The innovative emergency housing system offers a...
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Europe pays farmers to destroy food hit by Russian ban

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European farmers will be paid to destroy fruit and vegetables, or give them to charity, to prevent prices collapsing after Russia banned imports.
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Apple Valley can learn from Shafter, Claremont

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APPLE VALLEY — In the realm of water supplier acquisitions, each situation varies as to why it is considered and how it is affected.The town of
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Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia international park as threat to development

Parnell signs resolution opposing Beringia international park as threat to development | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
In spite of Alaska legislative rhetoric against a joint Russia-U.S. park, much of the environmental and cultural research underpinning the project  is set to continue, said a National Park Service spokesman.
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Why We Desperately Need a Global Monetary System That Doesn't Rely on Big Private Banks

Why We Desperately Need a Global Monetary System That Doesn't Rely on Big Private Banks | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Banks are calling the shots. Everybody else loses.

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Mandarin lessons

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THE French call them hauts fonctionnaires, the Germans Beamte im höheren Dienst and the British, somewhat more economically, know them as “mandarins”. The...
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Watch this reporter drink purified sewage

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Inside the world's biggest wastewater recycling facility.
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Yes, planning policy is the cause of the housing crisis

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TODAY’S FT has an interesting letter from Shaun Spiers, the director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), a pressure group which campaigns against...
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How to Supplement Magnesium With Epsom Salt

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Magnesium is the most common deficiency, but fortunately you can supplement magnesium with Epsom Salt. Epsom salt offers other benefits included here.
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7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes

7 Big Ways Cities Have Transformed Themselves For Bikes | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

The number of bikes in our cities is increasing, and with that increase we’re also seeing some major changes in the way cities are designed. Engineers are giving bikes their own bridges, tunnels, overpasses, even escalators, making biking feel like it’s an essential, permanent part of the city.

Last week, Copenhagen announced an elevated cycleway for the Øresund Bridge, an existing bridge which connects the city to Malmö, Sweden. The second longest bridge in Europe, and at about eight miles long, will likely be the longest dedicated bike bridge in the world. That’s a serious commitment to the cyclists in the region, but also to the health and well-being for all residents. Customised bike infrastructure is more comfortable, convenient, and safe for those who choose to travel on two wheels, but it’s also safer for pedestrians as well. As the biking movement gains momentum, we’ll be seeing cities devoting more space and energy towards these awesome bike-only improvements that make streets safer for everyone...

 

 


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Catherine Devin's curator insight, August 3, 11:48 PM

La nouvelle impulsion donnée à l'utilisation de la bicyclette à des fins de déplacement comme de loisir en lien avec l'essor des pistes cyclables dans les villes et à l'orée de celles-ci représente un exemple réussi et concret de notre capacité à évoluer vers un mode de vie plus durable dans certains lieux... Et nous n'en sommes qu'à l'amorce.

 

Ce mouvement repose sur beaucoup plus qu'une injonction à la moindre consommation de carburant/ émission de CO2 ou même la contrainte de coût ou à l'inverse une impulsion citoyenne. Il relève plutôt d'un travail de marketing fondamental par rapport à un objectif d'accroître l'utilisation de la bicyclette en ville.

Il a fallu comprendre les citadins :  identifier les leviers pour les engager à prendre un vélo (vitesse et liberté de déplacement,  activité physique, plaisir...) ainsi que lever les freins à l'utilisation (sécurité, accès à un vélo, parking vélo...) et au final,  mettre en place toutes les conditions de ce retour au vélo : parcs de bicyclettes à louer, voies cyclables...  associée à une stratégie et des outils de communication multiples et permanents.

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The evidence mounts

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UNTIL recently, British Columbians consumed as much fuel per head as their fellow Canadians. Nothing remarkable distinguished their use of fossil fuel until, in...
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10 States Most Dependent on the Federal Government

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According to a new report, residents in red states are more likely to receive help from the federal government.
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Alaska's not on the list...

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How Dag Mejdell Saved Norway's Postal Service

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Norway's postal chief talks about his strategy to transform the country's mail system into one with a digital future
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