From Yahoo! Finance, the top spot isn’t the United States but Canada our neighbor to the north.
The NY Times lead me to the website of the development. All I can say is WOW! Affordable, not just NYC affordable, but actually affordable. Fitness center, children’s play area, gardens, fruit trees, a health clinic on the ground level. Wow. This should be one of the models for redevelopment done right.
Public transit is my favorite mode of transportation. Alas, I currently live in a city with nearly non-existent transit. Some cities with great transit are now having the gaps in the transit system filled by private transit. These private companies, and sometimes employers, are filling the gap, whether it’s a lack of access to a neighborhood or a longer trip which would require multiple transfers, in public transit for seniors and employees.
In Manila, a man has turned his home into a public library. The most poignant quote comes at the end of the article (I’ve already printed it and posted in my office): “You don’t do justice to these books if you put them in a cabinet or a box. A book should be used and reused. It has life, it has a message. As a book caretaker, you become a full [person].”
Oh boy, big changes in how I teach government information next semester! After browsing around and searching in Congress.gov for a day, it’s just as confusing as Thomas for finding advanced search and for simple navigation. Grr… Here’s the press release and the list of information available on each.
So today is the 39th anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes. While I’m too young to actually remember this, it did further the drive for equality in women’s sports. It may actually have saved Title IX in 1975. thank you Billie Jean King, for proving to the world that women can be equals on and off the court.
Find out at Walkonomics.