Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wandering 13,500 miles of our wondrous northern neighbor


The sesquicentennial (150th) celebration for our dear friends in Canada is just six years away in 2017. One phase of the festivities will include the completion of the world’s longest trail – the Trans-Canada. At a final length of 13,500 miles … Continue reading

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Creating “Active Cities,” part two


First, I would like to thank everyone who read and/or responded to the November 13th post on creating Active Cities. The feedback was kind, supportive, and very much appreciated. While many cities around the world are “active” in the sense … Continue reading

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A vision for creating “Active Cities”


Urban planning has had a number of design movements throughout its history, ranging from the Garden City of Ebenezer Howard to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City.  Today, new urbanism and complete streets are often the catchphrases of choice, but I … Continue reading

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The taxicab competition derby


Since the economy started going downhill, there has been noticeable proliferation of new and independent taxicab services flooding the streets of Greater Lansing in search of fares. Where Spartan Cab and Yellow Cab (now merged) were largely the only game … Continue reading

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