Category: Development + Urbanism

The Art of Designing Public Transit for Anti-Social Commuters | WIRED

Subway commuters traveling between San Francisco and Oakland got tired of looking each other in eye. So the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency redesigned their train cars to give commuters more space.

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The Art of Designing Public Transit for Anti-Social Commuters | WIRED

Staff Writer: Aarian Marshall

Impact of Camden Yards is debated as it turns 25

“Since Camden Yards opened in 1992, Baltimore secured a new NFL franchise, the Ravens, in 1996, replacing the lost Colts. It tripled the size of the nearby Baltimore Convention Center in 1997; moved the Ravens to what is now M&T Bank Stadium, adjacent to the ballpark; reopened the Hippodrome Theatre a few blocks away; and opened the Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, which looms over the left field, in 2008.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore debuted several blocks south along Russell Street in 2014, and the city hopes to develop an entertainment district south of the stadiums, where already the next iteration of club and concert venue Hammerjacks is underway.”

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Bridging the Divide

“People of every race and class live in southwestern Baltimore County. But many have moved into neighborhoods — and sent their children to schools — with people who look like them.

To the south of U.S. 40 are the predominantly white communities that feed Hillcrest, Catonsville, Westchester and Westowne elementary schools. To the north are the largely black communities that feed Edmondson Heights and Johnnycake elementaries.

At the start of the redistricting process, county schools Superintendent Dallas Dance looked at the map and saw a rare opportunity: to better integrate students of different races and classes.”

Bridging the Divide
The struggle to move past
segregated schools

BY LIZ BOWIE AND ERICA L. GREEN, The Baltimore Sun

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