Weekend links: Long-term thinking
Photo by Wayan Vota on Flickr.
DC must plant trees and add green roofs:
DC's new permit from EPA
requires planting 4,150 trees annually and adding 350,000 sq. ft. of green roofs to city buildings. The aim is to reduce overflows from the combined sewer system. (Post)
Liberal professor opposes pro-Democrat gerrymandering:
A St. Mary's College professor argues that though the proposed gerrymandering in Maryland would further his political beliefs, the ends don't justify the means
. (FreeStater Blog)
Civil rights activists wrote their own restaurant reviews:
Until 1953, many restaurants and stores in DC refused to serve black patrons
. A local minister produced a list
of integrated restaurants and urged his white congregants to boycott the others. (Post)
NY seeks neighborhood approval for bike stations:
New York is taking suggestions for bike sharing locations. However, to build community support, it will seek approval
from neighborhood community boards before the final deployment. (Atlantic Cities)
California parking reduction meets opposition:
A bill would lower parking requirements
, typically 2 spaces per unit, for infill projects near transit. Some housing advocates say it will reduce an existing affordable housing incentives. (CP&DR)
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