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Joe Nathanson: Smarter cities make for better city living

You’ve been in this situation: You’re driving around in circles looking for parking in a crowded downtown, wasting time, wasting gas and testing your patience. What if you could pull to the side, check your smartphone and determine the location ...

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Joe Nathanson: Teleworking slow to catch on in Baltimore

With gasoline prices still bouncing around in the $3.75 to $4 per gallon range, area commuters are once again considering their alternatives. Carpooling and vanpooling, which offers a trade-off of cost sharing for more limited schedule flexibility, might be getting ...

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Joe Nathanson: Innovation is key element in the nation’s future economy

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Americans to once again think on a grand scale and resolve to accomplish big things in order to “win the future.” “We know what it takes to compete for ...

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Joe Nathanson: Overcoming the city’s disconnect

Some 200 people packed into the Bolton Street Synagogue in early December to hear and participate in a discussion of “The Future of Baltimore.” The topic was billed as “Looking at the city and metro area and what it might ...

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Nathanson: Looming issues demand regional focus

While the recent mid-term election provided a dramatic shift in the political dynamics of the nation’s capital, subtler shifts of power rippled across the Baltimore region. Baltimore County Executive-elect Kevin Kamenetz, a veteran of 16 years on the County Council, ...

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Regional Perspectives: Arts burgeoning in Baltimore

It’s mid-summer, and the 29th annual Artscape, billed as “the largest free arts festival in the country” has come and gone. Each year hundreds of thousands of festival attendees converge on Baltimore’s Mount Royal cultural corridor, anchored by the Maryland ...

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