The Daily Buzz for January 18, 2011

Urbanism must-reads of the day.

A bike lane in Portland. Flickr user Richard Eriksson

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Inc. interviews Majora Carter about her new consulting firm, the Majora Carter Group, the challenges and upsides of the business world, and why she agrees that “green-collar jobs” are a myth. Inc.

Rapid urban development — paired with a risky practice of building on flood plains — may have contributed to the extreme flooding happening in Brisbane and other areas. The Independent.

Though marred by political blunders and popular protest, Portland Mayor Sam Adams’ 20-year bike plan is proceeding and showing some success. Oregon Live.

A boom in bicycle infrastructure, broke cities and states and smaller homes: Planetizen’s picks for the top urban planning trends of 2010: Planetizen.

A guide to affordable housing tools, terms and history, in the context of Purple Line construction in Washington, D.C.‘s Langley Park area. Greater Greater Washington.

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