Obama's Energy Platform Has a (Small) Livable Cities Plank

Discussion of high speed rail, livable cities and federal transportation funding reform is starting to make its way into presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign talks and energy platform.

When Barack Obama gave his big energy speech on Monday, his campaign released an eight-page fact sheet to go with it. All the way at the end, at the very bottom of the last page -- after the parts about plug-in electric vehicles, oil shale, and clean coal technology -- there was a section entitled, "Build More Livable and Sustainable Communities." On the stump, meanwhile, the candidate continues to make an engaging case for high-speed rail, especially in the midwest.

Thanks to Aaron Naparstek

Full Story: Obama Makes Mention of Livable Cities and High Speed Rail

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Wear your city with style!

100% silk scarves feature detailed city maps. Choose from six cities with red or blue trim.
$55.00
Women's t-shirt with map of Los Angeles

City T-Shirts for the ladies!

Women's Supersoft CityFabric© Fashion Fit Tees. Now available in six different cities.
$24.00