When Robert Garcia, a newly elected member of Congress, asked on Twitter for progressive ideas at the intersection of climate and urbanism, he got hundreds of responses.
Links from The Overhead Wire to urbanist news from around the country/world. This week: reforming the community engagement process, the shrinking urban drugstore market, and the unfolding ecological collapse of the Great Salt Lake.
Now that Joe Biden is president-elect, he must ask Congress to include a rail infrastructure package in any upcoming coronavirus relief bill. For the sake of the economy—and the climate—any economic relief bill must fund rail infrastructure investments at a massive scale. The United States has underinvested in passenger rail for decades, leaving our country […]
Here’s another one from the Pew Charitable Trusts report, showing projected outlays, shortfalls, and income for the Federal Highway Trust Fund, which is the federal dollars that build (and sometimes maybe maintain) our high-end roads: Make of it what you will.