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  1. The Economic Geography of Services and Baltimore Unrest

    In Baltimore this morning, one of the CNN field reporters commented on the CVS store that was looted and burned. He explained it was the only prescription filling pharmacy within one mile. Last night the NAACP representatives highlighted the lack of services for many minority neighborhoods, with the implication that it was related to the unrest.

    A one mile radius could include between 10,000 and 25,000 people in Baltimore. Here is what I found out about pharmacy service in Baltimore ...

    Updated 28 Apr 2015 at 4:50 PM by The One (Additional Information)

  2. Gerrymandering Galore!

    How's redistricting going in your state? Check out this gerrymandering, here in Illinois: http://www.ilhousedems.com/redistricting/?page_id=542

    It's almost like they thought the posterchild for gerrymandering (Illinois' 4th Congressional district) was so great, they decided to not only keep it intact, but also replicate it in the suburbs. Check out the new 6th congressional district, which snakes from Lake Zurich down to Westmont (two completely different areas that have almost ...

    Updated 28 May 2011 at 4:02 PM by illinoisplanner

  3. Sidewalk cutout to nowhere

    Discovered in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... Suffice to say, there's one on the other side, as well.
  4. Springtime in the Rockies

    by , 05 Jun 2009 at 1:56 PM (Planning in the American West)
    It has been a while since I last posted my blog.

    It must be Spring in Montana because the dandelions are growing like nobody's business in my yard, much to the chagrin of myself and the annoyance of my neighbors. Dandelions are amazing plants, really. Cut them down and a day later they are ready with new seeds to spread. No wonder they are everywhere.

    My son turns eight tomorrow. I look at him and I see the little guy he used to be. I wish he could have stayed four ...
  5. OK -- this time I'd like to know what you think -- Comments, Please...

    by , 27 Mar 2009 at 11:13 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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