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A new study shows that states that spent stimulus funds on infrastructure repair created more jobs than those that built new roads. Flickr user smi23le

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With the recent announcement that AEG wants to build a football stadium there, investors and developers are beginning to scout the South Park area of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times.

Although blacks are now following whites to the suburbs of Detroit, they may not escape housing discrimination and a poor quality of life, writes Thomas J. Sugrue, a professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. The New York Times

Could there be a government-owned infrastructure bank in the works? A bipartisan group of senators announced the possibility of such a bank, and its potential benefits. Transit Topics Online

A Smart Growth America report says that states that spent stimulus money on public transit, bike lanes and repairing existing public infrastructure — including bridge repair — created more jobs than those that built new roads. Ecolocalizer

“The more one sees the more one realizes no city can take its continued wellbeing for granted.” Columnist Christopher Hume reports on a trip to New Orleans and questions whether car culture in his native Toronto does just as much damage as Katrina did to NoLA. The Toronto Star

The Infrastructurist’s Eric Jaffe takes a look at two urban freeways — Interstate 70, in St. Louis and the Aetna Viaduct of Interstate 84, in Hartford — that would be better off dead. Infrastructurist

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