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Placebook: We’re On the Move

Amtrak's Piedmont Arrives from Raleigh, one example of how people are on the move.

Amtrak’s Piedmont Arrives from Raleigh, one example of how people are on the move.

Hello everybody! Had a really good time at both SynerG on Tap at Natty Greenes and Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann’s office hours at Scuppernong Books  last night, as well as playing bar trivia and coming in second place, which at Grey’s Tavern buys the table a round of drinks.

My shoutout of today goes to Cecelia Thompson, who will be assuming the lead position at Action Greensboro after five years of serving as director of projects, namely SynerG. SynerG was what helped me reconnect with my hometown as a civic-minded adult, and it continues to be a major part of my activities here in the area. Looking forward to what’s next and where the organization is going. And like my friends from The Foreign Exchange, Greensboro, and folks around Greensboro, are on the move. (Sidenote: Who can name all the Raleigh spots featured in the video?)

And like my friends from The Foreign Exchange, Greensboro, and folks around Greensboro, are on the move. (Sidenote: Who can name all the Raleigh spots featured in the video?)

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And it’s links time:

The NC to DC High Speed rail compact met in DC on Tuesday. Could it have been about this bold move by the Japanese to fund a maglev train between DC and Baltimore?
Congrats to both Urban Cincy and Greater Greater Washington,  sister Streetsblog Network blogs on a stellar 2013. Hear Streetsblog Network founder Aaron Naparstek talk about why we do what we do and the impact of city blogs on cities across the nation and the world.
 Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s next gig: Co-Chair of Building America’s Futures.
 A new study out of the University of California-Berkley states that dense development unfortunately does not cancel out the carbon footprint of sprawl. Also, all the salt getting dumped on roads this winter is doing more harm than good, now that more roads exist.
Awesome buildings that are actually made from ice and snow and not just covered in it.
Art and ecosystems as economic development.
Downtown Raleigh getting more bike facilities, which could be lanes, sharrows or both.
Greensboro City Council is leery of paying incentive funds for a parking deck.
How Madison, Wisconsin’s new mayor is building on already strong urbanist elements in the city. Two mayors named Nancy, one on the record, the other not quite on the record.
Today in neighborhood friendliness fails. A front-yard veggie garden deemed inappropriate and a twelve-house quest to get extra vegetable oil for cookie baking. 
No more National Book Festival on the National Mall.
 

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