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Providence 2013 State of the City Address

In Development, Economy, Government by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office. Governor, Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and my fellow residents of our great Capital City – One year ago …

Video: The important difference between a road and a street

In Roads, Video by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Chuck Marohn, the executive director of Strong Towns, explains the difference between a road, which is a connection to two place and a street, which is a network of activity. He stresses the importance of returning roads to towns for community and economic development. Via: Strong Towns

News & Notes

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Start-Ups Are Drawn to Pulse of Downtown [The Wall Street Journal] “We used to be located in the Redwood Shores area, but I didn’t like it because it was too remote,” says Bill Demas, chief executive of Turn, which moved into a 10,000-square-foot office in the restored late 19th-century Alhambra building in downtown Redwood City in January. “We wanted to …

Electric Mini-Buses

In Environment, RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

The above video highlights a new electric bus developed by Waseda University being tested in Japan. The bus runs 25km (15.5 miles) on one charge, takes 15 minutes to recharge, and the batteries cost approximately $50,000. The bus is estimated to reduce emissions by one third over a conventional bus. In Providence, the Green Line LINK Trolley runs on a …

January Evolution Forum: Transit in a Sustainable Rhode Island (01/28)

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Photo by Jef Nickerson When: Thursday, January 28, 2010 – 5:30pm to 8:00pm Where: 17 Gordon Avenue, Providence, RI 02905 Cost: Admission for Apeiron members and students with valid ID is free. Admission for others is $10. Please join us for Apeiron’s next Evolution Forum! This month we will highlight Transit in a Sustainable Rhode Island. Panelists include Catherine Lutz, …