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Governing: Tree Population Falling in Cities Trees have a tough life in cities. They face heavy stress from storms, insects, air pollution, road salt, low-quality soil and even reckless drivers. Yet the benefits of a healthy tree population are vast, from the numerous environmental qualities to the aesthetic value that comes with a green canopy in a city park or …

And you want a train, and you want a train…

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Amtrak train at New London Station. Photo (cc) mjpeacecorps The Day of New London editorialized this week about our new train service to Wickford Junction. The gist of the editorial being they like more trains and want even more. Currently, New London is stuck in a bit of a train void, Shore Line East service to New London does not …

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Elimination of parking enforcement leads to chaos in Welsh town (where’s Torchwood?), mind-bending vehicular homicide case in Georgia, the Clockwork City, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Montréal plans its first Woonerf, Connecticut looks to TOD to increase housing and building jobs, World Map of Bike Sharing, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Street Science: All Eyes on the Street [Next American City] The effort will mark BostonÂ’s entry into the National Complete Streets Coalition, a national group dedicated to making city streets more accessible across America, and is strongly supported by the mayor. “Mayor Menino,” Ms. Zehngebot noted, “is behind this all the way and understands that the car is no longer …

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Ad Nauseam 2010: The Year in Car Commercials [DC.Streetsblog] Car sales are up, auto shows are packing them in, and the GM IPO was oversubscribed, but there may be no surer indicator of the auto industry’s recovery than the renewed avalanche of car ads rumbling across every medium. And there’s no better way to get a glimpse of what a …

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Efficient Public Transit Key Part of Healthy Environment [ecoRI] No More Pavement! The Problem of Impervious Surfaces [The Earth Institute at Columbia University] Work on new Sakonnet River Bridge a month ahead of schedule [ProJo] New Haven, Stamford Enter Streetcar Wars with Proposed Station-to-Downtown Links [The TransportPolitic] Architecture’s Modern Marvels [Vanity Fair]

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Georgetown’s ‘Social Safeway’ is a monument to changing supermarket architecture [The Washington Post] New grocery store is built on the second floor, with street level retail screening a parking garage. Foreclosures point to waning of the suburban era, study says [New Urban News] Development is shifting to cities more strongly than most Americans realize, a new book asserts. Ellen Dunham-Jones: …

Stimulating

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Photo (cc) Daniel Case RIDOT is getting $1.2 million from the stimulus to study a third track at Kingston Station. The third track would provide a siding, allowing MBTA commuter rail trains to serve the station while highspeed Acela trains are able to move through without stopping. R.I. gets $1.2M for Kingston MBTA stop [PBN] Update: $1.2M to explore third …