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The Economic Case for Fixing Blight

March 25, 2016 / Comments Off on The Economic Case for Fixing Blight

Vacancy and blight can be found corroding property values and the quality of life of neighborhood residents. There are many housing studies that measure the impacts of such negative circumstances occurring in a neighborhood. For example, many papers have evaluated the neighborhood impact of foreclosures, which are a major cause of vacancy and blight. It is […]

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Water Watch

March 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Water Watch

Water – The New Oil ? In 2008, while doing some personal visioning for my financial future, I compiled a list of stocks that were proving to be ‘quiet giants’ and were becoming a type of international utility. Water companies such as Suez caught my eye. Suez had already stated to acquire US-based water management companies. […]

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How Kitchen Incubators are Changing the Economy

March 11, 2016 / Comments Off on How Kitchen Incubators are Changing the Economy

The Rise of Kitchen Incubators What comes to mind when you think of shared incubators? For many of us, it conjures up an image of an old warehouse or downtown office facility used to serve as a low-cost, collaborative space for entrepreneurs and businesses. But there’s more sophistication to it than that. There’s an emerging […]

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Moving Cities: Denver

March 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Denver

Last spring, people from around the world came to Denver for the 4/20 celebration of the one year anniversary of Colorado’s decision to make marijuana use legal. The 4/20 event was one that could not have been dreamed about 25 years prior. Yet there have been remarkable things happening in Denver. The formerly sleepy downtown […]

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Moving Cities: Bangkok

February 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Bangkok

This is the first post of a series titled Moving Cities, which is dedicated to exploring the vast diversity of cities and how their transit systems shape them. It will examine the organizational structure of transit in relation to the city, the economics of the transit system and the role of the transit system in the […]

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Is Philly Ready for Climate Change?

February 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Is Philly Ready for Climate Change?

Climate Change is Already Here Just two months into the new year, Philadelphia has already experienced a near-record weather event – the January 23 snowstorm that brought 22 inches of snow. Philadelphia residents can expect more events like this in the future, according to a report that was issued in December by the City’s Office […]

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