Over the last fiscal year Amtrak once again broke its own records for total passengers and revenue. The passenger rail agency now recovers roughly 85% of its operating costs from user fees. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Ridership, Revenue Continue to Grow for Resurgent Amtrak
A few weeks back I went to Chicago for a conference and while I was there had a few different dining stops. First up – was the airport – ah yes – the ever so amazing CVG.I was there plenty early and was really hungry. There aren’t too many options… . . . → Read More: The Food Hussy!: Can hotels have good food? Yes!
Recently I was at a conference in Chicago and as the Food Hussy – everybody in my crew looked to me for where we were going to dinner. So during breaks I was feverishly Urbanspooning my butt off trying to find good food, good rating and availability. O… . . . → Read More: The Food Hussy!: Chicago Conference Time: Joe’s Seafood!
New Bookstore to Open in Downtown Cincinnati: exciting news. Stepping Up to Restore Cincinnati’s Neglected Pedestrian Stairways: great write-up on Spring in Our Steps. Best of Eco Chic Design: our Backyard Habitat Seed Bomb Kit gets some love from The … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
The old Casino [later Regal] Theater is located at 1201 Linn St. in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. It was designed by Zettel & Rapp and opened in 1913. According to this resource, George W. and Walter L. Rapp [I think … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Casino Theater by Zettel & Rapp
Lee Fisher created the Ohio Hubs of Innovation & Opportunity program when he served as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, and now he’s on a mission to help build up cities and make them more successful. Come meet him for free at UC’s School of Planning on April 4. . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Lee Fisher to Discuss the Future of Cities at UC’s School of Planning
Designed by John Wellborn Root and Daniel Burnham in 1888, The Rookery is a grand office building located at 209 South LaSalle St. in the Loop in Chicago. Originally 11 stories tall, it is an early icon of the Chicago … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: The Rookery by Burnham & Root
Exploring Cincinnati, Mayoral-Style: Mayor Mark Mallory shows off the Queen City in the NY Post. Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished: because Walgreens plans to build a store a block away from its current one. Weekly Farmers Market Coming to Washington … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Has the United States given up on building subway systems?. Everyone knows that America’s roadways and bridges are crumbling, but the United States has also seemingly given up on its subway systems. Atlanta’s subway system was the last subway system started in the U.S., and its construction commenced in 1979. Since that time no other [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Has the United States given up on building subway systems?
Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has put together a list of the cities participating in the Earth Hour City Challenge. Within that list, WWF lists Chicago, Cincinnati and San Francisco as the three finalists in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour City Challenge for 2013. [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Cincinnati named finalist to become WWF’s 2013 Earth Hour City Capital
City neighborhoods with the most single men, women. Single men and women are often in a quest to find other single men and women. The quest leads people to debate which cities are best for singles, but what is the truth behind the rhetoric, and how do you think Cincinnati stacks up? More from Atlantic [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: City neighborhoods with the most single men, women
Here’s an Inside Look at How Historic Union Terminal Is Falling Apart: yikes. Losing Avtar Gill Is Like Losing a Skyline Chili Ingredient: on the passing of a true Cincinnati character. Grant Could Expand CoSign to Other Neighborhoods: fingers crossed … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Elsewhere
Chicago’s infrastructure trust attempting to change the funding game. The Federal Government has failed to reform how it invests in its infrastructure, local governments are working hard to figure it out on their own. In Chicago this has led to the formation of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is calling the Chicago Infrastructure Trust. Emanuel [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Chicago’s infrastructure trust attempting to change the funding game
For a while, the old Imperial Theatre at 282 McMicken Ave. in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati was a porn theater and burlesque venue, and then later a neighborhood church and a furniture store. When neighbors suggest that there ought to be an … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Imperial Theatre Ghost Sign in Over-the-Rhine
This little “hipster” ghost sign is located at North Clark St. and West North Ave. in the Old Town/Near North Side section of Chicago, right down the street from the Chicago History Museum. With a mustache and bowler hat, it … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: “Hipster” Ghost Sign in Chicago
New York City, Chicago rapidly advancing progressive transport policies. New York City and Chicago are blazing a progressive path towards a sustainable transport network. Cincinnati has made minor strides with regards to bicycle infrastructure and Complete Streets, but much is being left on the table in the Queen City and elsewhere. More from Grid Chicago: [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: New York City, Chicago rapidly advancing progressive transport policies
Why hyperlocal won’t save newspapers (and what will). Newspapers have been desperately trying to figure out how to make the finances work as the ground shifts beneath them in an increasingly digital world. In Cincinnati, much like elsewhere throughout the country, local newspapers attempted to compete with bloggers by shifting towards “hyper-local” coverage, but it [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: Why hyper-local won’t save newspapers (and what will)
The rise of downtowns and resurgence of inter-city bus travel. The resurgence of center cities and urban living has been well-documented. When combined with the inability of the United States to significantly invest in inter-city passenger rail, it appears to be only natural that inter-city bus travel has boomed. More from Chicago Magazine: “In 1960, [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The rise of downtowns and resurgence of inter-city bus travel
The Best Open Data Releases of 2012. The year 2012 is over. But it’s important to occasionally look back and see what we did well, and not so well, as a society over the last 12 months. One particular item that has become increasingly more significant in planning our cities is open data. From tracking crime in [...] . . . → Read More: UrbanCincy: The Best Open Data Releases of 2012
Happy New Year! Let’s start off 2013 with sandwiches! Chicago-based Kelly Pratt has an ongoing food-and-place-and-photography project called Stately Sandwiches, which entails researching, creating, photographing and eating sandwiches for all 50 US states. So, Kentucky gets the hot brown above, … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Visualingual: Stately Sandwiches by Kelly Pratt