News Roundup & Open Thread

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    Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
    Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
    Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
    (Diane Deaton-Street)

    Congratulations to Mike G for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Rufer Avenue looking towards Edward and Barret Avenue. Here’s a new sidewalk photo ready for your guesses in the comments.

    The Broken Sidewalk discussion forums have been pretty quiet over the last week. What’s on your mind? Start your own topic today.

    Local News

    • Report lists Smoketown as 14th most dangerous neighborhood in nation (WHAS11, Fox 41)
    • Preservationists trying to save historic home near Milltown in Southern Indiana (C-J)
    • Louisville near bottom of list for cities with college degrees (CNN via Ville Voice)
    • Planning commission approves homeless shelter zoning (WFPL)
    • Project Green: Water pollution at Iroquois Park (WHAS11)
    • Local author publishes novel on Waverly Hills (Valley Report)
    • One Southern Indiana drawing criticism (NA Confidential)
    • Suburbanites upset they can’t escape ugly things (C-J)
    • EPA held a hearing on coal ash in Louisville, protests ensue (WFPL)
    • Upgrades coming to Algonquin Park (Metro Lou)
    • New Albany is a city on the move (N & T)

    Transportation

    • TARC proposing more route changes, seeks public comment (Fox 41, C-J, Biz First)
    • Perception: Transit rides shorter than you think (Transport Nation)
    • Tragic death: Father accidentally runs over toddler with SUV (Fox 41, WHAS11)
    • Cyclist Jennifer Futrell remembered on 2nd anniversary of death (Wave 3, WHAS11)
    • Sidewalk stencil tells cyclists to walk bikes on the sidewalk (Spacing)
    • Jeffersontown to replace sidewalks, add handicap ramps (C-J)
    • Adding bicycle infrastructure creates more riders (Bob Mionske / Road Rights)
    • Preserving affordable housing near transit: Case studies (Reconnect America)
    • Drunk driving admitted by estimated 17 million Americans (Bloomberg)
    • Redesigning the traffic light for the color blind (Transportationist)
    • A photo collection of the blank expressions of people driving cars (How We Drive)
    • The longer the yellow light, the more likely people run red lights (Transportationist)
    • Why additional road tax for cyclists would be unfair (Grist)

    Everything Else

    • High hopes as builders bet on skyscrapers (WSJ)
    • On the importance and purpose of cities (Otis White)
    • You can’t build a community by doing one thing at a time (Otis White)
    • We’re losing an acre of farmland every minute, new data suggests (NRDC)
    • Preservation at work in St. Louis (Vanishing STL)
    • Compare Shanghai in 1990 and again in 2010 (Biz Insider)
    • Indy transforming its public spaces for the Superbowl (Arch Paper)
    • U.S. home energy use as high as 1970s, despite advances (Yale)
    • Do good buildings make for better educated children? (Guardian)
    • Skeptics of mass urban demolitions or shrinking cities growing (NRDC)
    • ecoBuilder Today: a social community for green building (A Student)
    • 16 critical elements to create a sustainable community (Brand Ave)
    • More on the rise of urban ecology in cities (Mammoth)
    • Futuristic egg-shaped urban chicken coop (E Minor)
    • A history of parking garages (NPR)

    5 COMMENTS

    1. Alex beat me to it. I always remember a sign for “The Tangerine Room” somewhere in here, but I have no idea what that was (or is). The gazebo in the top left of the picture gave it away.

    2. This is the Hart Gallery antique store next to the true barber shop. Across the street is Annies Cafe,(best Vietnamese food),Berkley Jewelers. Also is a new Hispanic (Cuban?) grocery store – I haven’t been in there yet. Across the alley from the barber shop is the Woodlawn Post Office that is to close this coming January 2011

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