“Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl
Emily Badger. May 21, 2013
Sprawl is expensive. It costs more money to pave a road and connect a sewer line to five families each living a block apart on wooded lots than to build public infrastructure for those same five families living in a condo. It costs more money (and takes more time and gas) to serve those families with garbage trucks, fire engines, and ambulances. And in return – as we’ve previously written – those five sprawling single-family homes likely yield less in tax revenue per acre than the apartment building that could house our fictitious residents downtown.
This municipal math is a core tenet of smart growth. But the argument is even more convincing with actual numbers. A new report out today from Smart Growth America, which surveyed 17 studies of compact and sprawling development scenarios across the country, sizes up the scale of the impact this way: Compact development costs, on average, 38 percent less in up-front infrastructure than “conventional suburban development” for things like roads, sewers and water lines. It costs 10 percent less in ongoing service delivery by reducing the distances law enforcement or garbage trucks must travel to serve residents (well-connected street grids cut down on this travel time, too). And compact development produces on average about 10 times more tax revenue per acre.”
Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally
Asean (ah-Shawn) goes to Marcus Garvey Elementary School, slated for closure by the Chicago Public School administration, an un-elected board who’s members are appointed by Mayor Rahm Elmanuel, former Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama
Daaaamn. Watch this 9-yr old student stand up and spit hot fire at a mass rally against the Chicago Mayor and Public School administration who are trying to close his and dozens of other schools in mostly non-white neighborhoods.
you make it difficult to garden
PATCH IS 14 TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY
THIS IS IMPORTANT TO ME OKAYG
SHE IS MY FAT PRINCESS HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYYY YOU ARE old
bonus patch lying on all my magic cards
Well, here’s a depressing statistic.
when you’re in a really bad mood and someone tries to cheer you up
Anonymous asked: In all seriousness, what are your opinions on the the next Gen Console?
I’m not a super-duper gamer these days, but none of the next gen consoles really impress me all that much. Sure the graphics might be improved, but there’s a lot of extra things being shoved in there that are not really going to enhance the experience in any meaningful way.
I think the companies are far behind the culture and industry of games development, and are going to end up becoming entirely reliant on a Hollywood-esque system that caters to a smaller and smaller group of people who take the time to buy consoles (and have the money to do so), while mobile and independent developers will conversely reach a wider audience through a more universally-owned platform.
See guys? The Xbox One just needed a little vintage finish on it. It’s not that bad.
Felix holding a wee dude!
…and off to bed. My eyes are prolly cross eyed by now, can’t really see straight.
Oh my god I love it~
ok so regardless of my own personal feelings there’s nothing wrong with sex workers or legalized prostitution bc its going to happen anyway why not...
im gonna mop (*whispers* the floor with u)
team-reverie asked: Hey Nao! Where does the name "Naoren" come from? Like how'd you come up with it, or Naorui, Naoraji, etc?
Well when I started this blog, the original characters were a Kirlia and Sneasel named Naomi and Ruin respectively.
Naomi was meant to answer...
This whole situation is a thing that should be remembered I’m tagging this shit