Wednesday Jul 9
Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary
From NALEO: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials today congratulated Julian Castro on confirmation to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "We congratulate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on his confirmation to serve as the nation's next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and third ... (more)
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Mon Jul 07, 2014
City hall tackles neighborhood problems with abandoned homes
Bringing stability to neighborhoods with scores of abandoned homes brought an eager group to city hall to engage in discussion about the problem and options.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Life Stories: At the Biltmore Hotel or The Captain's Table, John Word was driven by ambition, hard work
MOBILE, Alabama - He managed luxury hotels and restaurants in New York, Washington and Savannah, but John Morgan Word made his home in Mobile, where he owned and operated several well-known establishments, including The Captain's Table Seafood Restaurant and Battleship Inn Resort, located in the shadow of the USS Alabama on Battleship Causeway.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
The San Diego Union-Tribune
New plan to end homelessness kicks off
"This is almost a paradigm shift how to address homelessness in this community," said Tom Theisen, president of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Cohen: Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act
Heading down to the Burrard Inlet for the city's annual Canada Day fireworks display? Here are a few things to know before you go.
Smithsonian to host World Cup watch party in DC
The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are getting in on the World Cup excitement by hosting an official watch party as the U.S. takes on Belgium.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
CA Asm. Richard Bloom Talks Budgets, Cap-and-Trade, Streetcars, and More
Asm. Richard Bloom poses with members of the Tongva Tribe and Santa Monica Mayor Pam O'Connor at the opening of Tongva Park in Downtown Santa Monica last year.
TX: Capital Metro Awarded $50 Million by TxDOT for MetroRail Improvements
Capital Metro will also be able to increase frequency during peak periods from 34 to 15 minutes, and add an extra train after 7 p.m. to give commuters another alternative to driving during rush hour.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Thu Jun 26, 2014
The Miami Herald
FAA, developers clash over tall buildings
The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports – a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.
WNYC-AM New York
Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare
Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington during midday on Wednesday, shutting down several blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand "ridesharing" services.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel Celebrates the Third Annual Global Day of Discovery
The Day of Discovery celebration officially kicks off Renaissance Hotels' Summer of Discovery calendar, a summer-long program of exclusive events more than 150 hotels around the world designed to help travelers experience the best discoveries of the season.
Bill Clinton defends family wealth, says Hillary 'not out of touch'
Former President Bill Clinton smiles during a session of the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
Philadelphia's story: From the Constitution Center to the Rocky statue, and cheesesteaks too
I don't personally have anything against lying on the beach. I'll slather sunscreen and dig a moat like the next guy.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Renaissance Capital View Hotel in Downtown Arlington Celebrates Global Day of Discovery
The annual event invites guests at Renaissance hotels to "Live Life to Discover" bringing focus to some of the best events, foods, and cultural sights at Renaissance properties throughout the world.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
Festival, parade boost city's economy, image as gay-friendly
You don't need a study to understand that the event is also generating millions of dollars of local spending.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
Bethesda going greener with a EcoDistricta plan
Bethesda already is among the more environmentally conscious communities in the area, but county planners are looking to a concept called “EcoDistricts” to incorporate even more sustainable practices and policies into their plans for the downtown area.
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
Lighting as an element of urban design and community identity:...
I have been enamored of architectural lighting and neon and electric signs as an element of the built environment for quite some time.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Experts explore what to do with downtown Clearwater
A group of seven experts with the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research group based in Washington, D.C., has spent the week immersing themselves in the city's downtown.
The Plain Dealer
North Coast Harbor bridge plans are beautiful but cost rises to $8M,...
The delight is that the design, scheduled for discussion Thursday before the city's Downtown/Flats Design Review Committee and Friday before the City Planning Commission, is excellent, and very much worth building.