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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Algorithmic Redlining Is Real. Why Not Algorithmic Greenlining?

These powerful tools of artificial intelligence can reflect a history of systemic bias. But they could be used to promote equity and help close the nation's yawning racial wealth gap.

By Vinhcent Le, The Greenlining Institute  |  April 2, 2021
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

City Dwellers Gained More Access to Public Spaces During The Pandemic – Can They Keep It?

COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.

By Katharine Lusk, Co-Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University  |  April 2, 2021
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Federal Spending Could Bring High-Speed Rail to Texas

Congress has filed a bill that would provide $205 billion for high-speed rail projects across the nation. But skeptics don’t think a bullet train will ever come to Texas after a decade of empty promises.

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram  |  March 31, 2021
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How to Make Sure Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Can Hold Up to Climate Change – and Save Money

With adaptive design, infrastructure is ready to be expanded in the future. It’s working for the Dutch.

By Jeremy Bricker, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan  |  March 31, 2021
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Free MBTA Rides for Cost-Saving, Equity-Creating Program

The Boston transit authority will give free passes to 1,000 city workers in five neighborhoods in a pilot program that aims to boost economic recovery through reliable transportation.

By Erin Tiernan, Boston Herald  |  March 30, 2021
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Marin County Tries a Universal Basic Income Program

The California county unanimously approved trial of a guaranteed minimum wage program. The first cohort of 125 low-income, non-white mothers will receive $1,000 monthly payments for the next two years.

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent  |  March 25, 2021
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Carpool Lanes Encourage EV Sales but Increase Inequity

Electric vehicle incentive programs, like the Clean Air Vehicle decal program, which gives access to carpool lanes, can encourage some consumers to make the switch, yet EVs are still out of reach financially for many.

By Riley Beggin, The Detroit News  |  March 23, 2021
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The Painful Question of Why Some Cities Thrive and Others Don’t

In examining six older industrial cities, two urbanists raise a lot of good questions, though they don’t provide any definitive solutions.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  March 23, 2021
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NJ Transit: Why Do Pedestrians Keep Getting Hit by Trains?

Seven pedestrians were hit by trains at rail crossings and eight were hit while walking along rail tracks in New Jersey in 2020; five died. Transit officials are working to understand what’s causing the incidents.

By Payton Guion, nj.com  |  March 19, 2021
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California Sues San Diego Over Its High Fire-Risk Housing

The state has filed two lawsuits against San Diego County over two large housing projects that will put residents at extraordinary fire danger. There have been 68 fires within 5 miles of one of the planned sites.

By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle  |  March 18, 2021
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What Are the Five Principles of Good Infrastructure?

Almost no one disputes the need for America to repair and expand its physical infrastructure. But there’s a right way to do it, and there’s a wrong way.

By Alex Marshall, Urban Affairs/Infrastructure Columnist  |  March 18, 2021
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