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Can We Kick the Car Habit?

When I was a kid, almost every adult around me smoked cigarettes and I can't recall anywhere that placed restrictions on smoking. Today,...
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel will cease operations effective immediately, Monday March 2, 2020.”

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Rock & Roll Hotel...

1353 H Street, NE Ed. Note: In September 2019 I said and then they said oh well never mind this stinks. From a press release: “It...
Give Every DC Resident $100 on SmarTrip and Set Aside Millions Annually to Improve Bus Service first in Wards 5, 7, and 8”

Give Every DC Resident $100 on SmarTrip and Set Aside Millions Annually to Improve...

Ed. Note: If you missed our look back on commemorative smartrip cards, you can see them here. From Council Member Charles Allen’s Office: “Tomorrow, Councilmember...
Allbirds: “Come See Our New DC Store!”

Allbirds: “Come See Our New DC Store!”

courtesy Allbirds Ed. Note: This is the former Ben & Jerry’s space. From an email: “Every Allbirds store has its own color pop, for the D.C....
Cities, Culture and Dynamism - Aaron M. Renn

Cities, Culture and Dynamism – Aaron M. Renn

If you haven’t done so, please sign up for Heartland Intelligence, my monthly research briefing on this critical region of the country heading...
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This App Hires Someone to Go to a Protest for You

Wistand is a tool allowing you to hire a physical person to represent you at the protests you cannot attend. Whether you live...
Breakfast links: A look at DC’s housing production over time

Breakfast links: A look at DC’s housing production over time

How has DC’s housing production kept pace with its population The DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development released a graph that overlays the...
How Cities Lost Control of the Urban Revolution (or, Three Generations of Smart Cities)

How Cities Lost Control of the Urban Revolution (or, Three Generations of Smart Cities)

I was a columnist in the print edition of Governing magazine for about five years. Sadly, the publication closed last year. But the...
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Simple steps to writing your street photography artist statement

Are you a street photographer looking to write their own artist statement? If so, you are in the right place. Here is how...
Ricoh GR III A secret weapon for those with tremors

Ricoh GR III A secret weapon for those with tremors

I have had the Ricoh GR III for about a year now and it's a much different camera in the long term than...

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PBSA — Purpose Based Student Accommodation has taken India by a wave. As more and more Indian students are migrating to places around...

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