The Daily Buzz for February 2, 2011

Paris opens its data, BART tries new seats and Connecticut faces a looming labor shortage.

New York’s Astor Place. Flickr user Christopher Michels

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On your marks, app-makers: The City of Paris has released a trove of data to the public, including information in six categories: citizens, city planning, travel, services, environment and culture. Wired UK.

Curbed breaks down the proposed plans to remake New York’s Astor Place, and explains concerns that a redesign might interfere with an old Indian trail that the current design incorporates. Curbed.

Balancing cleanliness with comfort and the needs of both long- and short-distance commuters, San Francisco’s BART system is considering a range of new types of seats. San Francisco Examiner.

Connecticut is the slowest-growing state in New England. Northeastern University economist Barry Bluestone of Northeastern University warned a Hartford audience this week that the state will face a labor shortage unless it can attract young people with denser and more affordable housing. The Connecticut Mirror

A personal account of going car-free, and enjoying blizzards rather then being stranded by them. Greater Greater Washington

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