Monthly Archives: August 2012

Train seeks taxpayer money in hopes of private profits

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/aug/30/train-seeks-taxpayer-money-in-hopes-of-private/ XpressWest – Victorville to Las Vegas high speed rail

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Livable China: Response to Foreign Policy Magazine

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003057-livable-china

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The Evolving Urban Form: São Paulo

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003054-evolving-urban-form-s%C3%A3o-paulo

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Spreading the Fiscal Irresponsibility

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003044-regionalism-spreading-fiscal-irresponsibility

The article starts with Stanley Kurtz’ Spreading the Wealth suggestion that a second Obama term would be characterized by an anti-suburban agenda that requires suburban jurisdictions to finance core city budgets or worse, forces municipal consolidations. The reality is that this anti-suburban agenda predates the Obama Administration by more than one-half century, and as Kurtz notes, includes all manner of attempts to force people to live and travel in ways they do not prefer (smart growth strategies). As important as it is to thwart a Washington anti-suburban agenda, the threat will continue whether the President is re-elected or if so, whether such an agenda is pursued.

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Texas High Speed Rail: On the Right Track?

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003042-texas-high-speed-rail-on-right-track

Japan Central Railway/Texas Central Railway plan a fully privately financed high speed rail from Dallas to Houston. Claim they will "pull the plug;" before asking for subsidies. More power to them

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Congratulations to America: Huge Greenhouse Gas Reduction

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003041-congratulations-america-huge-greenhouse-gas-emission-reduction

Congratulations to America. According to the US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were reduced 526 million tons from 2005 to 2011. This is no small amount. It is about the same as all the CO2 emissions in either Canada or the United Kingdom. Only five other nations emit more than that.

The bigger news is that this was accomplished without any of the intrusive behavioral modification proposed by planners, such as by , or the state of Washington’s mandatory driving reduction program.

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Green Power Could Force Companies to Exit Germany? Der Spiegel

http://www.newgeography.com/content/003033-german-renewable-power-making-sustainability-unsustainable

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