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We were builders once  

Joe Nathan Big

On a trip inspired by my wife, earlier this year I had the wonderful experience of transiting the Panama Canal. I had the opportunity to observe firsthand how the locks – a set of three compartments comprising the initial Gatun ...

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Meeting the triple bottom line

Joe Nathan Big

Just north of Penn Station and the Amtrak parking lot on Lanvale Street is the soon-to-be-opened Nelson-Kohl building. This eight-story structure will contain 103 market-rate apartment units and space for two ground-floor retail outlets. Other amenities at the Nelson-Kohl, the ...

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Taming the Northeast megalopolis

Joe Nathan Big

In 1961, Jean Gottmann authored his book, “Megalopolis, The Urbanized Northeastern Seaboard of the United States.” He was describing the vast urbanized area stretching from the Boston suburbs extending into New Hampshire and south to D.C.’s outer reaches in northern ...

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New schools are community anchors

Joe Nathan Big

With the start of the 2017-2018 school year, some 82,000-plus Baltimore City schoolchildren have returned to their classrooms and the next round of academic adventures and challenges. As the result of the Baltimore 21st Century Schools initiative, some of the ...

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