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Smart Growth America: Smart Growth Stories: Emerick Corsi on driving growth with transit Many people recognize Forest City Enterprises as one of the biggest real estate companies in the nation, with a multi-billion dollar portfolio that spans coast to coast and a spot on the New York Stock Exchange. What’s less well known is that Forest City also happens to …

Good news on job growth from the Creative Sector

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Amongst all the sturm und drang surrounding the 38 Studios debacle and municipal financial crises around the state, there is some good news from the creative sector of our economy. Over the last six years we have seen steady growth, 52% gain in creative industry businesses and a 13% rise in creative industry jobs. This all without a $75 million …

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Obama’s jobs plan, Congress proposes deep cuts to transportation, narrow streets can be more efficient, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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Federal Transportation bill, historic photos, bikes in Amsterdam, 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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Actually, Highway Builders, Roads Don’t Pay For Themselves [DC.Streetsblog] You’ve heard it a thousand times from the highway lobby: Roads pay for themselves through “user fees” | a.k.a. gas taxes and tolls | whereas transit is a drain on the taxpayer. They use this argument to push for new roads, instead of transit, as fiscally prudent investments. The myth of …

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Mass. Senate approves bill licensing 3 casinos [ProJo] The bill includes an ammendment allowing Fall River to develop a casino on 300 acres of land at the northern edge of the city. Here in Rhode Island, Gordon Fox is making noise about calling back the Assembly to override the Governor’s veto of a casino ballot question. Ximedica to expand HQ …