The Daily Buzz for February 7, 2011

Suburbs as the slums of the future, electric car infrastructure in San Francisco and free transit rides for the homeless in Santa Clara County.

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By June 2010, the San Francisco area, including Albany, Menlo Park, Milbrae, Palo Alto, San Francisco and Sunnyvale, should have a an extensive network of charging stations for electric cars. Energy Efficiency News

A group of Australian planners predicts that in the coming era of high-priced oil, car-dependent suburbs could transform into slums. via Treehugger

Suburban growth in Charlotte is “on auto-pilot,” say the editors of the Charlotte Observer. But as the population ages and demand for single-family homes goes down, will the city end incentives for sprawling subdivisions? The Charlotte Observer

In April, homeless people in Santa Clara County that are enrolled in programs to enter permanent housing can ride transit for free. GOOD.

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