PBS program "Need to Know" recently ran a segment on "Fixing America" where they asked a handful of big thinkers how to fix America. They invited regular people to send in their ideas, and have a follow up with answers from the public.
Jan 8, 2011 NEED TO KNOW on PBS.org
By refusing federal stimulus funds for high speed rail projects in their states, incoming Republican governors in Midwest gifted California over $600 million in new funding for the state's planned 800-mile network, says the Fresno Bee.
Dec 23, 2010 The Fresno Bee
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
Dec 6, 2010 New Geography
Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, an organization in Los Angeles that brings natural concepts into the "urban forest", details his 40 years of work proving the feasibility of projects such as the Elmer Avenue Project.
Dec 3, 2010 The Planning Report
Utilizing skilled labor forces, existing manufacturing facilities and generous public incentives, Michigan and Ohio are becoming solar power leaders.
Dec 2, 2010 The New York Times
Bjorn Lomburg argues that cities should not despair over rising sea levels climate change. Instead, they should adapt.
Nov 18, 2010 The Washington Post
Chevy, Ford, and Nissan are all debuting electric models over the next year, but are Americans ready? Eric Jaffe considers why not.
Nov 16, 2010 The Infrastructurist
A new study finds that surface topography, not solely an area's underlying geology, contributes significantly to earthquake intensity. Researchers hope that the new information can be easily factored into local planning and design processes.
Nov 8, 2010 The New York Times
Eric Jaffe highlights projects across the country that could be impacted by today's gubernatorial contests.
Nov 2, 2010 The Infrastructurist
Cities around the world are eager to launch bike share programs, but many are deterred by high start-up costs. A new system may offer a cheaper alternative.
Oct 22, 2010 Next American City