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April 9, 2010, 2pm PDT
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> lists the top new urban parks that have been built in the U.S. in recent years.
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April 7, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>The Infrastructurist</em>'s Melissa Lafsky is a guest on Fox Business News to discuss what role, if any, Amtrak will play in the U/S/ high speed rail network.
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March 13, 2010, 1pm PST
The Infrastructurist examines a new infographic published by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of their Global Status Report.
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March 12, 2010, 6am PST
This post on <em>The Infrastructurist</em> looks at the most expensive public transit projects of the last ten years in the United States.
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March 2, 2010, 6am PST
Chile's 8.5 earthquake resulted in a significantly lower death toll than the recent quake in Haiti. Partly it was the location of the epicenter, but strict building codes played a part as well.
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February 23, 2010, 12pm PST
When you think of sidewalks, you most likely think of concrete. Though it makes up the vast majority of sidewalks, concrete isn't the only game in town.
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February 19, 2010, 9am PST
Graphic designer Martha Kang McGill took commuting data from several American cities and made an easy-to-compare representation of the information using no more than a font and some colors.
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January 10, 2010, 7am PST
Private investors are claiming that they can build a $3 billion, 220-mile high speed rail system in Indonesia by the end of 2011. But the plan may be too ambitious to pull off -- or just not a good idea in the first place.
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December 30, 2009, 6am PST
The Infrastructurist finishes its list of the top infrastructure stories from the past decade.
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December 29, 2009, 9am PST
In the first of two installments, <em>The Infrastructurist</em> counts down the top ten infrastructure stories from the past decade.
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December 27, 2009, 7am PST
A private group is proposing a wild scheme to build a much-needed new airport for San Diego as a floating offshore platform.
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December 10, 2009, 1pm PST
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> talks with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell -- "a friend of infrastructure" -- about the proposed National Infrastructure Bank.
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November 10, 2009, 12pm PST
Chinese officials have decided to expand Beijing's Central Business District, clearing out nearly four square kilometers with 10,000 homes on it in the process.
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October 23, 2009, 12pm PDT
With one of the smallest and busiest airports in the country, San Diego is thinking about upgrading its facilities. One idea is to build a new airport on the ocean.
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September 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Infrastructurist dissects the poor judgement behind GE's recent ads for supposed clean coal technology that feature scantily clad models posed as coal miners (offending video included).
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September 21, 2009, 5am PDT
America 2050 recently released a report ranking the best intercity corridors for high speed rail investment.
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September 11, 2009, 2pm PDT
With names like Aspen Grove and Sunrise Park, you might mistake these suburb designs for the real thing. But something's not quite right in artist Ross Racine's birds-eye views of imaginary suburbs.
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July 9, 2009, 8am PDT
As oil prices rise, so does the cost of asphalt. Concrete, historically more expensive, is now becoming a viable cost competitor. Because of its lighter shade, its also been shown to contribute less to climate change.
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July 8, 2009, 8am PDT
<em>The Infrastructurist</em> offers four case studies of cities that have removed highways. The result: less congestion.
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June 22, 2009, 2pm PDT
The loss of NY's Penn Station spurred an entire movement in historic preservation. But it was not an isolated incident- The Infrastructurist looks at 10 beautiful train stations that fell to the wrecking ball.
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