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Time for a convenience tax

Convenience is like a drug; once we have access to it then its simply not manageable to return to the ways of old. While not all convenience is bad; when we put consumerism with it then we create a system of purchase and dump which is having truly negative effects on our planet. 1,236 more words

Thunder Bay

Searchable Database of California Utility Communications

A new online database provides an archive of e-mail communications between California governor Jerry Brown’s administration and utilities. “In total, the database contains more than 130,000 emails and other documents exchanged between state regulators and utility executives, largely related to the San Bruno explosion, the San Onofre closure and the approval last year of the Carlsbad Energy Center power plant. 32 more words

New Resources

New Information Database for Arkansas Land Surveyors

Land surveyors in Arkansas have a new reference database. “To access the database, visit the Division of Land Surveys website… and click on the “GLO Map” link at the top of the page. 47 more words

New Resources

Coiteux fails to reassure unions, mayors over content of new bill

QUEBEC — Thousands of unionized municipal workers have promised to disrupt morning traffic in the provincial capital Thursday to protest against government plans to “rebalance” labour relations by granting mayors more power. 421 more words

Montreal

Tim Barton: Can Google’s ‘Popular Times’ Feature Change The Way We Plan?

Quick but thoughtful read, especially if you’re into municipalities, infrastructure, or city planning: Can Google’s ‘Popular Times’ Feature Change The Way We Plan? “These days we hear a lot about the potential benefits to planning of ‘big data’. 44 more words

Research & Opinion

Who Owns The Road?

Have you ever wondered who is responsible for repairing a pothole in the street near your house?

A new interactive map, Who Owns the Road Miami… 376 more words

Maps + Geospatial

The Village of Bel-Nor, A History of Non-Change

The following document is a student paper dating to 1972, pulled from the St. Louis County Municipalities collection. This collection contains at least a dozen of these student papers written in the late 1960s, early 1970s.   170 more words

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