The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?. The Southeast continues to attract a large number of jobs from states in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast. But it turns out that these jobs tend to be lower paying and lower-skilled jobs than those that are remaining and growing in those other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Southeast continues to grow, but is it quality economic growth?
More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013. As the migration of people from the suburbs back to cities continues, so does the investment in urban forms of transport. A modern streetcar route is currently under construction in Cincinnati, and bus rapid transit, light rail and commuter rail is all [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: More than $64.3B to be invested in North American rail transit in 2013
Cincinnati 2012: how lovely to end the year with a time lapse showing downtown, Over-the-Rhine and much more. How to Have Your Heart Broken Every Year: on the perils of gardening in Over-the-Rhine. Paige’s Favorite Things: wow, we’re in a … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em. In no surprise to anyone, it turns out that people like to live near parks and that they want lots of parks from which to choose. Well then, which cities invest the most and have the best park options for their current and potential residents? Not [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The people want the parks, and lots of ‘em
Is it time to rethink regional transportation funding?. The Charlotte region may be on the brink of revamping how the region funds its transportation infrastructure. With three states, 15 counties and countless municipalities, is it time for the Cincinnati region to start rethinking the way it funds its transportation infrastructure? More from the Charlotte Business [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Is it time to rethink regional transportation funding?
Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?. Inter-city rail is also booming as Amtrak experiences record ridership numbers, and is beginning to implement the first phases of the nation’s planned high-speed rail network. Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, however, sits waiting investment to allow additional passenger rail service. Meanwhile, throughout the rest [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Will Cincinnati be left behind in the latest passenger rail station boom?
Early in July, my son Caleb and I took a short weekend trip down to visit my sister Katie and brother in law Jay in Charlotte North Carolina. As we discussed what we planned to do over the two and a half days, Jay, who has a taste for better beer, mentioned that some of [...] . . . → Read More: Hoperatives: Traveling Tuesday: Salud Beer Shop (Charlotte, NC)
Chiquita announced this week that it would relocate it world headquarters from Cincinnati to Charlotte, taking 330 jobs with it. The decision was made in large part due to declining air service at Cincinnati’s international airport. UrbanCincy questions whether the region’s reliance on a struggling airport spells trouble for future international business aspirations. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Lagging air service at CVG may mean more trouble than just Chiquita’s departure
If you’re in the midst of holiday shopping right now, give the gift of independent design! Here are my favorite gift picks from the various corners of the VL microcosm: friends, friends of friends, neighbors, all of them amazing, hard-working people who love what they do. Above is the awesome Cincinnati by the Numbers t-shirt [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: VisuaLingual 2011 Gift Guide
Charlotte-based designer Nikki Mueller runs a one-woman show at Not Made in China, a studio that creates and produces buttons, mirrors, magnets, totes, t-shirts, and prints with a sense of humor. Originally from Oceanside, CA, Nikki both loves her current home in the South and lightheartedly makes fun of it. As an expat myself, I [...] . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Satirical Accessories by Not Made in China