Breakfast links: Put your hands up for Detroit
Seed money: Can farming save Detroit? A man who lives in the Motor City thinks so, and he's planning to invest $30 million in a for-profit venture to bring large-scale food production within city limits. (Fortune)
Honey, I shrunk the city: Germany's Shrinking Cities Project has produced an infographic video showing the population sprawl and urban form changes that accompany shrinking and sprawling cities. The first and most dramatic city shown in the video is Detroit. (Vimeo via City Parks Blog)
Something to be MADD about?: Mothers Against Drunk Driving, despite seeming to agree that alternatives to driving can reduce the potential for drunk driving, does not take an official position endorsing complete streets, transit, or active transportation. Does the fact that five of the organization's six platinum sponsors are auto-related have anything to do with this? (M-bike.org)
Spic-and-span: WMATA's $7.5 million revolving station enhancement program, which began in 1991, aims to keep Metro stations looking clean by repairing or replacing signs, tiles, railings, lights and kiosks. The latest round of improvements are scheduled to be completed in June. (Post, Cavan)
The year in development: A review of the region's real estate development projects in 2009. (DCmud)
Running away from consequences: The pedestrian killed Monday by a hit-and-run driver at 16th Street and Park Road has been identified as Angel Marie Bridges. Among the family and friends she leaves behind is a 14 year-old daughter. Although the car involved in her death has been recovered, the driver remains at large. In response, Council member Graham has repeated calls for DDOT to make changes to the intersection. (WJLA, Columbia Heights listserv)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Are public spaces really public when not everybody can use them?
- Should a "historic gas station" keep new housing units from going up in Dupont?
- National links: There are downsides to letting the Rust Belt shrink
- Events: Should I-66 get toll lanes inside the Beltway?