The Daily Buzz

“And we call ourselves progressive.” Bob Young takes an in-depth look at the causes and consequences of road rage — taking aim at fellow Seattle drivers in particular. The Seattle Times.

“If you want to see what an unlandscaped parking lot looks like, go to Wasilla; otherwise, I give readers advice on how to avoid that stretch of the Parks Highway in wilder and more scenic terrain.” Hassan Arif uses this quote, from Frommers, to priase urban planning and decry big-box-intensive suburban development. The Telegraph-Journal.

“How can our cities thrive as engines of commerce without being consumed by it?” Sarah Goodyear writes on how cities cal sell themselves without selling out. Grist.

Urban schools perform better when the students come from a mix of lower- and higher-income families. Retaining the middle class in urban schools has proved a challenge in Cleveland and nationwide, writes Angie Schmitt. Rustwire.

Binghampton University’s Design Your Own Park Competition is one of ten finalists nominated for the Philips Livable Cities Award. 12 Action News

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