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The Future of the Strip: Downhill [CitiWire] From 1960 to 2000 there was an almost 10-fold increase in U.S. retail space, from four to 38 square feet per person. For many years retail space was growing five to six times faster than retail sales. Most of this space came in the form of discount superstores on the suburban strip. The …

Some observations from Alexandria, Virginia

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Last weekend I was in Alexandria, Virginia. My hotel which was mega-cheap and right next to a Metro station was out in the exurbia hell next to the Beltway surrounded by surface parking, but not too far away was Old Town. While walking around the King Street area I snapped a few photos. CVS without a drive-thru! I was very …

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FTA authorizes $2 million for Pawtucket commuter rail [The Valley Breeze] Cardi’s installs state’s first car-charging station [The Providence Journal] Researchers Confirm Link Between Active Commuting and Better Health [DC.StreetsBlog] 11th Annual RI Chinese Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival (Aug. 28) [Pawtucket Arts Festival] Dispelling the Magic Bullet Myth “While increasing numbers of governments at all levels are …