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Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Jenny Hoffner, Senior Director and Co-Lead, Clean Water Supply Program, American Rivers

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Jenny Hoffner, American Rivers

Jenny Hoffner is Senior Director and Co-Lead of American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program leading a national program to advance climate resilient, predictable, reliable clean water supply policies for communities and their rivers.

“Water is life. We take it for granted in our country but it’s absolutely essential that we pay attention to this most precious and finite of resources…And we have increased demands across the board on our finite water supplies.”

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The Urban Infrastructure Initiative: Final Report

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Figure 2: Growth of proportion of the population residing in urban areas by region (1950 to 2050)

Today, more than half of the planet’s inhabitants are living in urban areas. By 2050, more than 70 % of the global population will live in cities. The scale and pace of urbanization in the coming decades is unprecedented in human history. The battle for sustainable development will therefore be won and lost in cities. Cities already consume up to 80 % of global material and energy supplies and produce around 75 % of carbon emissions. With current energy- and resource-intensive modes of urban development, the addition of 3 billion more city-dwellers by 2050 is likely to significantly exceed the ecological carrying capacity of the planet.

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Business Performance in Walkable Shopping Areas

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Pedestrian-Friendly Neighborhoods: Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia & Upper West Side, NYC

Walkable commercial districts are a key component of communities that promote active living. Walking has great health benefits, including helping people maintain a healthy weight. This report examines whether there are also economic benefits to businesses in walkable communities. The study consisted of a meta-analysis of 70 studies and articles. However, there have been few studies that address economic performance directly and the author conducted an exploratory study of 15 walkable shopping areas judged as successful to examine the sources of success.

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Philadelphia, PA: EveryoneOn Launch

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

EveryoneOn launches in Philadelphia from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In an attempt to level the digital playing field, especially for the 41% of Philadelphians who don’t have home Internet access, yesterday, EveryoneOn had its local launch in Philadelphia. The campaign, also recently launched in Charlotte and other US cities, aims to connect Americans to free […]

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Philadelphia, PA: Life In The Bike Lane

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Life In The Bike Lane from Adam Cohen on Vimeo.

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Philadelphia, PA: Construction of the Barnes Foundation

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

This documents the construction of the Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia from May 2010- May 2012. The site was photographed at every half hour of every work day. Philadelphia has a rich history and I’m honored to document this part of it. I see this work as a form of community […]

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July 10-13, Philadelphia, PA: UIC Highspeed 2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

From UIC Highspeed 2012: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is excited to be hosting the UIC 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail and we look forward to welcoming the world to Philadelphia and the United States – July 10-13, 2012. As America reshapes our transportation options to meet the challenges of the 21st Century, […]

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Walk Score: The 10 Most Walkable Cities

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Walk Score

Walk Score has released its 2011 list of the 10 Most Walkable Cities. Walk Score ranks the walkability of the 50 largest states in the United States. The Walk Score Algorithm Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking. Walk Score uses a patent-pending […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Hon. Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania & Co-Chair of Building America’s Future

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Edward G. Rendell

Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania’s 45th Governor, began a second term of office on January 16, 2007, following a landslide re-election victory. As Governor, Rendell served as chief executive of the nation’s 6th-most-populous state and oversaw a $27.5 billion budget. Governor Rendell is also Co-Chair of Building America’s Future, alongside Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California.

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Biden Announces $53 Billion for High-Speed Rail; the Infra Community Responds

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

“As President Obama said in his State of the Union, there are key places where we cannot afford to sacrifice as a nation – one of which is infrastructure…As a long time Amtrak rider and advocate, I understand the need to invest in a modern rail system that will help connect communities, reduce congestion and create quality, skilled manufacturing jobs that cannot be outsourced. This plan will help us to do that, while also increasing access to convenient high speed rail for more Americans.”
-Vice President Joe Biden

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