What If You Looked Forward to Going to A Bus Stop?

What if the humble bus stop could be a place you actually looked forward to frequenting? That’s the question the Singaporean firm DP Architects aimed to answer. “We wanted to redesign a commonplace thing we take for granted,” says Seah Chee Huang, the firm’s director. http://bit.ly/2mANz0N

Do Casinos Help the Local Economy?

Lago Casino developers promised the new venture in Seneca County would boost the local economy.  This article suggests that it’s not a sure thing. http://bit.ly/2n78CVl

Wichita Uses Plungers to Create Guerrilla Bike Lanes

My initial thought is that this is a good way to lose money quickly and for residents to get “free” plungers. http://bit.ly/2lZR1zB

What Will it Take to Make People Drive Their Cars Less?

I think it’s going to take a huge cost increase in driving a car to get Americans to consider less car trips.  What do you think? http://bit.ly/2lOiGTT

How Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age

A growing body of research is focusing on environmental influences. One avenue of inquiry involves how neighborhood characteristics, such as walkability, income level, and safety, can affect people’s ability to stay healthy and benefit from “aging in place”—that is, remaining in their homes and communities, as most Baby Boomers have indicated they’d like to do. http://bit.ly/2m8rneM

Don’t Just Buy American, Buy Local

Communities must be designed appropriately if they wish to retain their wealth. They must have small shops, close to where people live, that are easily accessible on foot or bike. These shops must sell goods produced within the metro region, and the community itself must make enough goods to sell throughout the region. http://bit.ly/2lrFNpq

Mind-controlled telepresence device can benefit less physically abled users

Watch this amazing video which allows those with a disability the ability to “visit” so many more places. http://bit.ly/2lIkzRD