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Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

August 23, 2011
Good Economic Growth vs. No Economic Growth

So, most people have noticed that the “recession,” is not so fickle.  As we clumsily and painfully coast through year four of this economic debacle, some are claiming that we are in a depression, while others are simply stating that this is the double dipper.  The reality is, times are tough. I haven’t done any […]

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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

June 27, 2011
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

Pruitt–Igoe was a housing project built in 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri. The complex was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who went on to design the World Trade Center. The 33 eleven-story buildings of Pruitt-Igoe were billed as the solution to the overcrowding and deterioration that plagued inner-city St. Louis. However, by 1971, Pruitt–Igoe housed […]

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CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

April 14, 2011
CISC Summer 2011 Internship Program is Accepting Applications!

Back for the 2011 season, the CISC Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications! This summer, interns will again have the opportunity to work with CISC directors and staff on a variety of programs exploring sustainability in New York City. If you are a student, no matter field you’re studying, this is a wonderful opportunity […]

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EPA and High Speed Rail Take a Hit in Budget Deal

April 12, 2011
EPA and High Speed Rail Take a Hit in Budget Deal

I am not sure we can pat the federal government on the back for avoiding a shut-down, but they did.  And so, onward we go. With regard to the world of sustainability, the budget appropriations for the up-coming fiscal year are disappointing in a few areas. The EPA will be loosing $1.6 billion. This is […]

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Putting Law and Policy on the Regional Food Table

March 3, 2011
Putting Law and Policy on the Regional Food Table

Studying food systems planning, I spend a lot of time thinking about, talking about, reading about, and writing about food systems. In almost all the literature, the typical definition of a food system includes five stages: production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste. Sometimes these stages are given different names, or broken down into subcategories, but […]

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