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City to Host Second Dallas Uptown Ciclovia

Dallas is going car-free! The second annual Dallas Uptown Ciclovia will launch at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17.  The one-mile, car-free route connects the Katy Trail to the Klyde Warren Park via Cedar Springs Road. Ciclovias, translated as “bicycle path,” and also known as Open Streets in the United States, are one-of-a-kind, free events that bring […]

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Urban Studies

Can a Museum Curate Itself?

by Richard Risemberg July 2013–The Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently announced yet another winner in its seemingly accursed search for a new campus—a search that has been going on for too long now—or perhaps not long enough. The museum’s original buildings, a gathering of stately if terminally banal colonnaded cubes just west of […]

Travel

The Enduring San Antonio River Walk

When I was in graduate school and working at the City of Akron, officials there made a trip to San Antonio to see how that city had developed its River Walk. Many cities in the United States had canals, but that mode of transportation was replaced in the mid 19th century by railroads. More than a […]

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Bicycles

City to Host Second Dallas Uptown Ciclovia

Dallas is going car-free! The second annual Dallas Uptown Ciclovia will launch at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17.  The one-mile, car-free route connects the Katy Trail to the Klyde Warren Park via Cedar Springs Road. Ciclovias, translated as “bicycle path,” and also known as Open Streets in the United States, are one-of-a-kind, free events that bring […]

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How To Make McDonald’s Healthier

Advice for the World’s Largest Restaurant Consumers aren’t flocking to the golden arches like they used to. Media reports about lackluster performance at the restaurant chain as of late are numerous, and action taken by McDonald’s to simplify its menu and make it more healthy don’t seem to have what it takes to stem redirect […]

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Prius Taxis Prominent on Urban Landscape

If you are like me, you remember when Checkered Cabs dominated the urban landscape. Those vehicles, manufactured in Michigan by the Checker Motors Corporation, remain the most well-known of vehicles used for taxi’s.  The Checkered cab ended production in 1982 and the Ford Crown Victoria became the most widely used vehicle for taxi service sometime after it’s […]

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SCN Editor Rick Risemberg Book Signing in NE Los Angeles

May Day is coming, and, though you might not have heard of it in today’s America, it’s one of the oldest holidays in the northern hemisphere–and one of the newest. It began in the Roman days as a spring festival, and even then it was probably an older holiday absorbed into the dominant culture of […]