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It’s Very Cool to Go Local

I can’t recall when in recent memory there has been such a concerted effort to build up the local economy. The teetering global economy no doubt has a lot to do with this trend. While being interconnected on a global scale has done amazing things to raise awareness about the needs of our human community,

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The Great Downtown Migration is Happening

I just read an article that hit on so many real-life issues affecting so many of us, that I had to put up a blog post about it. Journalist and new urbanist, Alan Ehrenhalt published an article that every rural resident, suburban and city dweller should read. The rising cost of fuel, changing demographics, our

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Demand for Gas At a Five Year Low in the U.S.

It has finally happened.  The high cost of fuel and a tanking economy has caused Americans to make significant changes in how we regard and use fuel. Ron Planting an analyst with Washington-based American Petroleum Institute told Bloomberg.com that “We’re driving less, using more public transportation and buying more fuel-efficient vehicles.” He adds: “There are

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Model City for Healthy Living – Manhattan

On August 9 the big apple took on some responsibility for pushing the green agenda and new urbanism by banning cars along seven miles of streets through the heart of the city. This is part of the city’s Summer Streets program.  Feedback from pedestrians (including a video) was provided on the Cool Town Studios website

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