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Tag Archives: Joe Nathanson

Taming the Northeast megalopolis (access required)

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 (access required)

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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The largest housing subsidy (access required)

The Congress will soon be returning to work after its August recess and, along with other pressing matters, will be turning its attention to the task of overhauling the nation’s tax code. It’s still to be determined as to whether ...

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Sea rise. It’s happening. Prepare. (access required)

It’s now almost fourteen years since the winds and storm surge generated by Hurricane Isabel headed up the Chesapeake Bay and wreaked havoc on Baltimore and other waterfront communities. The promenade along the edge of the Inner Harbor was completely ...

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Reinventing urban centers (access required)

The Governor’s Business Summit, recently held at Baltimore’s Hilton Convention Center Hotel, was a well-organized affair under the direction of Secretary of Commerce Mike Gill and his staff. The event that attracted 700 business, government and education leaders from around ...

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A matter of justice (access required)

We thought that the Baltimore Red Line was dead. Of course, we are referring to the proposed 14-mile light rail line serving the core of the region from Woodlawn in the west to Bayview at its eastern terminus. This transit ...

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Another mill reborn in Baltimore (access required)

Cities that are successful have to be able to adapt to changing conditions – from changes in technology and economic trends to the latest twists in consumer tastes and household preferences. Among the signs that Baltimore is finding some measure ...

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