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[Op-Ed] What is ‘Rural livability’?

The transportation question on Capitol Hill: What is rural livability? Unlike urban or suburban living, each of which give rise to instant and consistent images within us, rural life is hard to pigeonhole into one set typology, says Gary Toth, Project for Public Spaces, and Hannah Twaddell, Renaissance Planning Group, in an op-ed on how we develop all of our country in the 21st Century.

May 17th, 2010

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Cowboys don’t ride buses

The Dallas Cowboys left town for a new stadium before the start of last year’s season. And the Dallas suburb of Irving, where the NFL team played from 1971 to 2008, is planning for life after football with a new transit-oriented development. At the same time, a new stadium just down the road has no transit access at all -- except for a one-day, temporary rail line to be built for Super Bowl Sunday next year.

Mar 31st, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: HOME

Following its PBS broadcast this February, BLUEPRINT AMERICA: Beyond the Motor City hits the road this May and June for a screening tour across the United States to communities wanting to host public screenings of the film...and to join the conversation about the future of transportation in America.

Mar 30th, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: PREVIEW

BLUEPRINT AMERICA: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America’s diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America.

Mar 30th, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: JOIN THE TOUR

This May and June, we're excited to launch THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR, a community screening initiative that will use Beyond the Motor City to raise questions—and seek answers—about the future of transportation in America. Thanks to generous support from the Rockefeller Foundation, we're able to provide the film, free of charge, to communities across the country who wish to host public screenings of the film. City planners, urban growth experts, cyclists, commuters, students, policymakers, and concerned citizens from all over are invited to join.

Mar 30th, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: MAP THE TOUR

See where Beyond the Motor City is making its way across the country.

Mar 30th, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: FIND A SCREENING

To find a screening near you, scroll through the list on the next page! Don't see a screening in your city? Contact us to find out how you can coordinate a free screening in your neighborhood.

Mar 30th, 2010

THE BLUEPRINT AMERICA SCREENING TOUR
on the road: PROMOTE YOUR SCREENING

Once you've worked with us to set up your screening of Beyond the Motor City, feel free to use the materials below to start raising awareness about your event locally!

Mar 30th, 2010

THE DIG
TIGER to fund rail project in Detoit

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Wednesday the winning projects to be funded under their Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, which was created to oversee the dispersal of $1.5 billion included in the stimulus plan a year ago. In other words, a bureaucracy within a bureaucracy. While the DOT's function is to oversee the flow of transportation dollars from Washington, the TIGER program's function is to do it better (as it relates to stimulus funding and as it relates to finally using an acronym that is also Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's nickname).

Feb 18th, 2010

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