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  1. OK -- this time I'd like to know what you think -- Comments, Please...

    by , 27 Mar 2009 at 10:13 AM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    Is the planning profession interested in the Stimulus Funds, and I think, more importantly, will we as a profession work to create ethical, sustainable projects for that funding, rather than race to get something submitted in a political grab for the cash?

    The NTIA only has 24 months to spend $4.7 Billion...I'm wondering if well thought projects that have long term impact are going to come from something that moves that fast?

    And Lastly...Is the planning profession ...
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  2. What will we do with the money?

    by , 23 Mar 2009 at 5:34 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    Now that the NTIA stimulus money is approved, and ex parte meetings are being held to organize the administration and deployment of the grants, it's time for localities to begin thinking about the kind of projects they want to propose -- and there's a key issue here I'd like to address. Rather than having a run on the grant funds, in a raid-like fashion, can we develop project proposals that are ethical and sustainable in the long run, after the grant funds go away?

    The NTIA funding ...
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  3. Hey -- I actually got published...

    by , 23 Mar 2009 at 5:19 PM (Anvil Partners, LLC -- The Wireless Forge)
    The ICMA's PM magazine picked up a story I wrote on what to expect from the wireless infrastructure industry over the next few years. There's some interesting thoughts that, given the NTIA stimulus funding, will even more likely materialize to impact rural and underserved communities. There's money out there to create positive impacts, but it's going to take work to create ethical and sustainable projects. Check out the article at http://anvilpartners.us/Images/anvil...%20Article.pdf ...
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  4. Q&A with James Howard Kunstler on cemeteries and New Urbanism

    Please visit my blog, Whistling Past the Graveyard, for an e-mail Q&A with [URL="http://taphofiles.blogspot.com/2009/03/tapho-files-1-james-howard-kunstler.html"]James Howard Kunstler[/URL] on cemeteries and New Urbanism.
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  5. Did journalism create sprawl?

    When I went to college in the 1970s to study journalism, covering meetings was among the first things we learned. When we got out of college, we cut our teeth on zoning board and planning board meetings -- indeed, covering a town meant covering every meeting in town. Meanwhile, the seasoned reporters often got the glamorous jobs of covering politics, the county board and other high-profile beats.
    So, sprawl was left to the rookies and others still pretty unseasoned. While we did a good ...
    Tags: journalism , sprawl
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