http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21715039-americas-most-progressive-state-set-lead-new-fight-against-federal Undocumented workers consitute nearly 10% of the workforce accounting for 0 billion (approx. 5% of the state’s annual output), the state could lose billion in federal funding annually if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, and millions of Californians could become uninsured, and environmental regulatory repeal could put California businesses on an uneven playing […]
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-11-nations-of-the-united-states-2015-7?r=US&IR=T “The political parties come and go but the values of the regional cultures are always at play.”
https://archpaper.com/2017/02/studio-gang-eleanor-boathouse-chicago/ The Eleanor Boathouse is the second designed by Studio Gang Architects and the final of four boathouses planned for the Chicago River.
https://archpaper.com/2017/02/open-house-san-diego-2017-sites/ The Open House San Diego 2017 sites are spread across several neighborhoods, including Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Downtown San Diego, and Balboa Park.
https://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/2017/02/07/goodbye-highways/ BY NATE BERG FROM THE FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE. Since freeways began slicing through cities in the United States more than 75 years ago, they have carved deep and last…
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/transportation/an-old-highway-520-crossbeam-could-be-urban-ruins-honoring-anti-freeway-activists/ Some historically minded citizens want to preserve part of the Highway 520 “ramps to nowhere,” to honor local resistance to endless freeways. The “urban ruin” is part of a planned expressway canceled by voters in 1972.
https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/02/17/20716/invisible-hazard-afflicting-thousands-schools Nearly 8,000 public schools sit close to busy roads, putting kids and teachers at risk from traffic exhaust that can harm health.
What is a Little Free Library? A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book […]
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/02/19/light-unto-skyline/vcm3I9qF8P052gqsFslmvN/story.html They could have left it naked, just another crane saluting the city. But the developer of the One Dalton luxury tower decided to create an instant landmark with lights.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-map-chicago-ghost-bikes-20150513-htmlstory.html?update Ghost bikes, memorials for cyclists killed in traffic crashes, dot Chicago sidewalks. Here are the locations and stories behind these streetside monuments.