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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 14th, 2010 4:38pm CST | Comments Off on A Duty to Beauty

A recent article in UK’s The Independent makes the compelling argument that beauty–and not just extraordinary instances of natural beauty, but also normal, everyday instances of ordinary beauty–qualifies as a public good. That is, one’s consumption of beauty does not reduce its available quantity or preclude another from consuming it. Economists regularly discuss clean air […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 12th, 2010 5:37am CST | Comments Off on Cities Take a Second Look at the Real Cause of Traffic Delays

Driven Apart: How sprawl is lengthening our commutes and why misleading mobility measures are making things worse, our most recent study released last week, is generating some surprises in cities across the country. Following a press conference last Wednesday, the headlines in major cities had a common theme – traffic isn’t as bad as we […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 28th, 2010 9:13pm CST | 2 Comments

Our colleague, Carol Coletta, talked with The Real Story with Colleen Edwards about the problems inherent in regional planning. According to Carol, regional planning works better at a conceptual level than in practice. Why? Even though big issues—those involving labor, transportation, the environment, air quality, water—all deserve discussion beyond the local level, there is actually […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 29th, 2010 7:38pm CST | 1 Comment

Carol Coletta stopped by to talk with The Real Story during the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco in early June. During the interview, Carol suggests that the image of the American Dream has to be reworked because the underpinnings of the idea either no longer exist or need more relevance to today’s lifestyles. Her […]

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