Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

(US) National Train Day, Saturday May 7, 2011

Website: National Train Day

Amtrak is sponsoring events in Washington, DC; New York; Chicago; Philadelphia; and Los Angeles, and in many other cities across the nation.

-- California High-Speed Rail Authority
-- High Speed Rail Corridors, Federal Railroad Administration
-- Railroad Station webpage
-- different railroad station webpage
-- Railroad history
-- Maryland Railroad Commuter line, Growth and Investment Plan
-- Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
-- Bill Wright's book/dissertation on Washington's Union Station, incredibly well-written

Go by Train sign
Go by Train sign, Union Station, Portland, Oregon by sfgamchick, on Flickr

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