Today’s Headlines

  • More Oil and Gas Drilling Won’t Do Much to Keep U.S. Energy Prices Down (NYT)
  • Smart Growth Leader: We Need to Retire the Word “Urbanism” (Atlantic Cities)
  • LaHood Skips DNC (The Hill)
  • “People-Powered Buses” Help Convention Transpo (Earth Techling)
  • HuffPo: All Development Is Not Equal, When It Comes to Jobs
  • Smart Growth Fail: Treasury Department Moves Employees From Metro to West VA (Examiner)
  • NJ Transit Proposes More Density for Hoboken (Patch, Jersey Journal)
  • D.C. Bridge Could Become Park Connecting Two Neighborhoods (NPR)
  • Springfield, Illinois Moves in Bike-Friendly Direction (State Journal-Register)
  • Photographer Captures Suburban Sprawl, From Above (Co.Exist)

 

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