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21 years later H Street NE commercial district is still dirty

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Perceptions of public safety are shaped by cleanliness, the presence of graffiti, etc. -- " Updating the post The "soft side" of commercial district revitalization ," 2006/2016 Decades ago, DC used to pay people to clean the streets of commercial districts, but that program ended when the city was in bankruptcy. This article is interesting.

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California Forests Are Disappearing–And So Are Air Pollution Disparities

The Lowe Down

Article by Derik Suria & Meghna Pamula Air pollution is a serious public health concern. Using pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency and income data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we look to see whether the association between income and air pollution has lessened between 2006 and 2020. for 2016-2020.

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UK Biobank enables medical research worldwide through vast database powered by AWS

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From 2006–2010, UK Biobank recruited 500,000 UK citizens between the ages of 40 and 69 to supply biological samples (blood, urine, and saliva) and information about their lifestyle regularly on an ongoing basis. UK Biobank is the world’s most comprehensive source of health data used for research.

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School district wide retention and improvement initiatives: Kalamazoo Promise

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

The school district had been shrinking in enrollment for more than a decade, and in 2006 they introduced a new program, free college tuition for graduates. But it hasn’t been a cure-all ," KG From the second article: Starting with the KPS Class of 2006, The Promise has paid about $200 million in college tuition for more than 7,600 students.

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Interesting study on litter focuses on the brand of the trash

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

And I wrote more pieces over the years. -- " Every litter bit hurts ," 2005 -- " Litter revisited ," 2006 Photo by Inked78. From the article: The community interest company Planet Patrol created an app for people to record the litter they find and remove. One of my earliest blog entries was on litter, as a result of those efforts.

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WMATA's latest bus improvement program

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

And when thinking about writing about it, I remembered a bus initiative back in 2006 too. When I first saw coverage I thought, "what about the 2017" initiative, although granted it was before covid. But of course, conditions have changed greatly since then.

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Opposition to affordable housing in Chevy Chase, DC

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

The Washington Post has an article, " D.C.’s Chevy Chase Community Center, Washington, DC. Obviously, DC itself has successful examples of doing this, although more with replacing the civic asset rather than including it going forward.

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