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How cars have shaped modern society…

Todd Clarke @ August 21, 2009 # Comments Off on How cars have shaped modern society…

A good friend, developer, proffesor and author friend of mine, Chris Lienberger, wrote a fabulous book titled “Option of Urbanism” a couple of years ago. One of the items I was stunned to learn is that GM designed and presented their vision of a future metropolis – centered around cars. Some sixty years later, many […]

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A new urban plan?

Todd Clarke @ August 20, 2009 # Comments Off on A new urban plan?

What could this image possible be – a new master planned community in a remote desert location? No, believe it or not, it is the burning man festival (from 2005) – thanks to Gizmodo.com for the article

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Now this is my kind of apartment

Todd Clarke @ August 19, 2009 # Comments Off on Now this is my kind of apartment

from the Cool Hunter website comes a possible design for a new W hotel… The website features several perspectives and layouts on this apartment, which looks like a cross between BladeRunner and Space 1999. Hey – who is that in my shower?

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A great graphic example of competitive advantage

Todd Clarke @ August 18, 2009 # Comments Off on A great graphic example of competitive advantage

Many of us know the story of how Southwest Airlines has remained so profitable against bigger airlines – it focuses on its competitive advantages – they fly one model plane, they cross-train their staff, they turn (term for time plane lands til it takes off) planes twice as fast as the industry standard, they cut […]

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Rapid Ride – Green line starts today!

Todd Clarke @ August 15, 2009 # Comments Off on Rapid Ride – Green line starts today!

From Four Hills!

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APS’s dismal graduation rate

Todd Clarke @ August 6, 2009 # Comments Off on APS’s dismal graduation rate

In a copyright story by the Albuquerque Journal, the headline read “State: Almost Half of Class of 2008 Didn’t Graduate” and was followed by “Roughly half the students who should have graduated with the class of 2008 failed to do so, prompting a call to action by the state’s education secretary.” While the headline is […]

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Albuquerque loses a stately historic apartment community

Todd Clarke @ August 5, 2009 # Comments Off on Albuquerque loses a stately historic apartment community

Fire last night destroyed one of Albuquerque’s best loved medium sized apartment communities- the Castle Apartments. Located between downtown and old town at 1410 Central SW, the 20 unit apartment community caught fire around 8pm and continued to burn in the Wednesday morning. Built in 1922, the 15,150 square foot apartments featured amazing built-ins and […]

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Teaching an old building new tricks…

Todd Clarke @ August 3, 2009 # Comments Off on Teaching an old building new tricks…

This doesn’t look so good… Thanks to Gizmodo.com for the headsup on this diaster in Turkey!

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