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It’s Time to Fix America’s Infrastructure. Here’s Where to Start

President Obama believes America must build “21st century infrastructure—modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest Internet,” and in his State of the Union this week he asked the Republican-controlled Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan, likely the… 1,368 more words

News And Politics

In-memory DB

A recent thread on the OTN database forum supplied some code that seemed to show that In-memory DB made no difference to performance when compared with the traditional row-store mechanism and asked why not.   1,125 more words


This is a Bike Lane (to a certain extent)

First things first, the image is by amazing artist, David Shrigley. I start this little offering by using this brilliant image as the subject matter for today is the power of words, particularly in relation to – you guessed it – bikes, but more specifically bike lanes. 1,156 more words


City worries province could pull back capital funding amid falling oil

A number of high-priority capital projects face an uncertain future as the province re-evaluates all funding to cities, including timely commitments to an $11-billion grant program created eight years ago to address growth. 825 more words

Local News

Give me shelter.

Francis Kéré. An inspiration.

At the moment and probably for quite some time longer, Diébédo Francis Kéré is my biggest architectural inspiration. It is almost embarrassing to admit that I only became aware of his work a few months ago but  he really strives to achieve and I think very successfully delivers everything that I feel is important in architecture.  230 more words

4 Things More Beneficial to the US Economy Than the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

In 2008, TransCanada proposed the Keystone XL, which is an oil pipeline that would stretch 1,179 miles from Montana to Nebraska. The pipeline would be able to transport over 800,000 barrels of tar sands crude oil per day from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Canada and the Bakken Shale Formation in the US to Steele City, Nebraska on its way to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. 1,350 more words