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Considering transit, again

Joe Nathan Big

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s recent transportation summit once again placed a spotlight on the need for the Baltimore area to invest in infrastructure critical to the region’s economic progress. The program featured a panel of speakers providing national, state and ...

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The Fed as matchmaker

Joe Nathan Big

Most folks, should they happen to think of the Federal Reserve Bank, would typically consider it in its role as central banker. They may know that the Fed helps steer the nation’s economy from any dangerous shoals and that its ...

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Designing with nature

Joe Nathan Big

As an alum of PennDesign, I have been receiving reminders that this year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a major work, “Design with Nature,” by Ian McHarg. A Scotsman born near Glasgow, McHarg, after spending seven years ...

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Planning enterprises aplenty

Joe Nathan Big

As someone with a background in city and regional planning, I suppose I should be gratified to learn of the many planning enterprises now underway in our area. Certainly, the American Planning Association and kindred professional groups serving city planners, ...

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This is no little plan

Joe Nathan Big

“Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.  Make big plans; aim high in hope and work …” Those are the words of Daniel Burnham, the architect and city ...

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