Core Vitality Imperative - The Urbanophile - Aaron is really rocking these posts and is always thoughtful. If you're not reading you should start now.
"I will walk, I will ride a bike, I'll even crawl to get the debt load off our children,"
This quote was an angry response to raising taxes for transit. These tea-baggers are too much.
Who knew? Walking briskly makes you healthy. In cities you walk more.
Ryan has two papers of interest. Paper 1 - Paper 2
According to the authors, it does seem that in polycentric regions, small cities can enjoy some of the labour productivity gains from a large market without having all of the disadvantages of a single large city (including high costs and congestion).~~~
Yonah asks how you connect a multi-polar region like the Triangle.
Today NRDC released Location Efficiency and Mortgage Default, a study that shows a direct, statistically significant link between the high costs of personal transportation imposed by poor location efficiency and a much higher risk of default.