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How Can the Scottish Parliament Be Improved as a Legislature?  

Paul Cairney

This post summarises my article (in 2013) that reflected on the Scottish Parliament’s role and influence as a legislature after its first decade. After 25 years of devolution, how many of these points still ring true? The aim is to … Continue reading →

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Earth Day Part 1: DC isn't achieving its sustainability goals wrt waste diversion

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

According to the Washington Informer article, " DC's new plan to slash its trash ," DC is adding ten years, one decade more, to its waste diversion goal, from 2030 to 2040 That's 16 years!!!!!!!!!! I've written about DC's waste practices for years (" More on zero waste practice and DC ," 2015).

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WMATA's latest bus improvement program

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Boston versus the Raleigh-Durham's GoTransit Model ," 2017 -- " Route 7 BRT proposal communicates the reality that the DC area doesn't adequately conduct transportation planning at the metropolitan-scale ," 2016 -- " Reviving DC area bus service: and a counterpoint to the recent Washington City Paper article ," 2019 From the article: With additional (..)

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H Street NE nightlife district, failing?

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

The Washington Post has an article, " H Street was once a symbol of D.C.’s That being said, a Reddit entry in response to the article makes some excellent points that I wouldn't necessarily have come up with, not being there any more. As Project for Public Spaces says, you need multiple attractions.

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Washington Cherry Blossom Festival and event transit

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

Seeing the Washington Post article " 3 maps for getting to the 2023 Washington, D.C., So that makes a chief element of that idea realizable. Photo by alphanumeric. Cherry Blossom Festival ," about getting to the Cherry Blossom Festival, I had a similar thought.

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Post columnist Colbert King says the DC Council needs to do more oversight

Rebuilding Place in Urban Space

One of the comments on the article made a point about a local "Government Accountability Office" function. The article mentions Councilmember Robert White question Brenda Donald, director of the DC Housing Authority, asking about her $40,000+ bonus for the year, after the agency was ripped to shreds by a HUD inspection report (" D.C.

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Anil Deolalikar: Climate Crisis, Rising Inequality, Erosion of Democracy, and Big-Power Conflict

Policy Chats

About Anil Deolalikar : Anil Deolalikar has been the founding dean of the School of Public Policy since February 2013 and a professor of economics at UC Riverside since 2003.