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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fallout for Murdoch in the U.S.: link to urbanism

The only reason that this is relevant to urbanism is how the right in America is strongly associated with various Fox enterprises and how pro-urban, pro-transportation issues are not part of the Republican agenda, given proposals to significant cut support for sustainable transportation as part of federal funding for transportation, and new proposals to eliminate the EPA Office of Smart Growth, among others.

But calls to investigate News International and opining that the phone hacking scandals involve activities that violate the US's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act would mean that the Corporation could be deemed to have violated the law.

Fox's ability to broadcast programming as a network and on cable wouldn't be at risk because the way the licensing process works for radio and television stations is different.

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