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CTC Backs Emergency Transportation Funding [GrowSmartRI]

Rhode Island Community Food Bank kicks off summer food drive [RI Community Food Bank]

SoundSession music fest set for July [ProJo]

Can a cleantech incubator grow in Boston? []
Boston’s Mayor Menino seeks a clean tech incubator in his city’s Innovation District”

There’s No Such Thing as Free Parking [Slate]

Donald Shoup, a professor of planning and author of The High Cost of Free Parking, is withering in his critique of parking minimums: “They distort transportation choices toward cars, and thus increase traffic congestion, air pollution, and energy consumption. They reduce land values and tax revenues. They damage the economy and degrade the environment. They debase architecture and urban design. They burden enterprise and prevent the reuse of older buildings. And they increase the prices for everything except parking.”

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Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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