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September 28th, 2010
Reshaping Suburbia: The fight against childhood obesity
Seventeen percent of American kids are obese. Not a little chubby, but actually obese. Many American cities are also unhealthy by design: The infrastructure we've built keeps us in our cars longer and discourages us from walking or biking. A report from Somerville, MA, on the reshaping of suburbia.
September 17th, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] High Times: In downturn, building parks for economic stability
A new report has found that, in spite of the recession, cities are investing in urban parks. A tour of one such park -- an old elevated rail line in New York City.
September 13th, 2010
Blueprint Denver: Not just for Europeans anymore
You can “Take the ‘A’ train” in New York City, but in Denver, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Des Moines and a handful of other communities, you can hop on the ‘B’… for bicycle.
July 22nd, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Dangerous Crossing: A new suburbia as economy changes
In recent years a little noticed shift has been transforming suburbia: the home of the middle class has become the home of the working poor. As a result, roadways that were built for the car are now used by a growing population that can't afford to drive. The consequences can be deadly.
Need to Know
from suburban Atlanta where getting to the other side of the road is nothing to take for granted.
July 20th, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Redfields to Greenfields
Many commercial real estate loans across the country will mature soon, and community banks will feel the strain if property owners can’t pay. Georgia Tech Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones, author of
, explains the benefits of turning properties in the red, green.
July 16th, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Elizabeth Warren: The next real estate crisis
Alison Stewart sits down with Elizabeth Warren, attorney, Harvard Law professor and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, in a Blueprint America special report about the potential of a national commercial real estate foreclosure crisis.
June 18th, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Dubuque Smart City: With stimulus, putting the small town back to work
An old factory town in Iowa eyes 'green' future, improved livability -- making good on the President's stimulus plan one year later.
June 17th, 2010
Profiles from the Recession: [VIDEO] Dubuque Smart City: The green gamble
The residents of Dubuque, Iowa, have signed onto a unique experiment to revitalize their city though a focus on sustainability. Local historian and museum director Jerry Enzler shares a little bit of the background -- where Dubuque came from -- and how and why this focus on sustainability is important for his city’s future.
March 19th, 2010
Public Works: Video: Blueprint California
KCET public television in Southern California -- as a part of
-- in a two part report following the one-year mark of President Obama's stimulus plan on the question of high-speed rail and the potential of green jobs as the California state budget verges on bankruptcy.
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