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RACE: The Indy travel experience: Is improvement in sight?

July 5, 2014
The city needs a strategy to transform into a destination visitors would recognize.

RACE: Old shopping centers don’t have to be heat islands

May 31, 2014
Here's how we can mitigate the damage being done by the city's acres of asphalt.

RACE: Storefronts, sidewalks can make or break a retail node

May 3, 2014
A street's appeal and economic potential depends on good design principles.

Great public architecture is worth the price

April 5, 2014
Public architecture represents a community’s confidence and aspirations. Public buildings are landmarks that welcome and connect us. They celebrate our arrival, become intersections for culture, symbolize our commitment to democracy and justice, and sometimes they heal us.

RACE: Make it Mallory: East Washington as creative corridor

February 1, 2014
Old factory is one of many existing assets that can reverse fortunes of a struggling neighborhood.

RACE: Updating Indianapolis' plan: vision, reality and the future

January 4, 2014
The city has an opportunity to replace its weak comprehensive plan with a robust strategy.

RACE: Region should plan for 500,000 new neighbors

November 30, 2013
Expected population growth will work for us if we prepare and against us if we don't.

RACE: Historic Maple Road has power to transform city

November 2, 2013
Bus Rapid Transit could revive 38th Street and the neighborhoods that surround it.

RACE: We have great streets, but we need more of them

October 5, 2013
Successful streets balance environmental, economic, community and transportation objectives.

RACE: City, state planning must account for climate change

August 31, 2013
There's a heavy cost associated with ignoring the environment as we envision our future.

RACE: The public house and our changing cities

August 3, 2013
The long-standing tradition for pubs and inns dates back to the Romans. Wales, England and Ireland have been perfecting the pub for centuries.

RACE: It's our turn to build an industrial legacy neighborhood

June 29, 2013
As the GM plant site is redeveloped, Indianapolis should learn from Cardiff's mistakes.

RACE: From Cardiff to Indianapolis, livable cities are universal

June 1, 2013
The capital cities of Wales and Indiana have much in common and are designing for the future.

RACE: Indianapolis needs standards for its Capitol District

May 4, 2013
Our state capitol building is surrounded by utilitarian streets and inappropriate development.

RACE: Zoning overhaul might not go far enough

March 30, 2013
Indy Rezone won't change the city's timid approach to planning.

RACE: It's time to rediscover Kessler's park and boulevard system

March 2, 2013
George Kessler’s 1908 vision was the foundation for Indianapolis’ neighborhood building and metropolitan-park planning. The nearly 3,500-acre Kessler legacy is on the National Register of Historic Places.

RACE: Our streetcar legacy is high-value neighborhoods

February 2, 2013
As late as 1950, Indianapolis’ city limits were served by a system of streetcars and buses that resulted in compact and socially active neighborhoods.

RACE: Here's how we can design our way to prosperity by 2040

January 5, 2013
If we do not think about whom we are designing the Indianapolis region for, we will, by default, turn design decisions over to speculators and partisans.

RACE: We're turning our back on the city's design DNA

December 1, 2012
Some large projects are in the works for Massachusetts and Indiana avenues. These projects are important. They can reconnect the fabric of downtown neighborhoods and commercial areas while adding economic and cultural vitality.

RACE: Making downtown walkable shouldn't be afterthought

November 3, 2012
For me, the coolest cities have downtown streets that are economically vibrant, social, safe and comfortable. By any measure, we fall short.

RACE: Is CityWay a mixed-use project or urban neighborhood?

September 29, 2012
CityWay’s design does a lot of things well. Its site plan is woven into the Indy grid, providing active street edges.
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  1. Socialized medicine works great for white people in Scandanavia. It works well in Costa Rica for a population that is partly white and partly mestizo. I don't really see Obamacare as something aimed against whites. I think that is a Republican canard designed to elicit support from white people for republican candidates who don't care about them any more than democrats care about the non-whites they pander to with their phony maneuvers. But what is different between Costa Rica nd the Scandanavian nations on one hand and the US on the other? SIZE. Maybe the US is just too damn big. Maybe it just needs to be divided into smaller self governing pieces like when the old Holy Roman Empire was dismantled. Maybe we are always trying the same set of solutions for different kinds of people as if we were all the same. Oh-- I know-- that is liberal dogma, that we are all the same. Which is the most idiotic American notion going right back to the propaganda of 1776. All men are different and their differences are myriad and that which is different is not equal. The state which pretends men are all the same is going to force men to be the same. That is what America does here, that is what we do in our stupid overseas wars, that is how we destroy true diversity and true difference, and we are all as different groups of folks, feeling the pains of how capitalism is grinding us down into equally insignificant proletarian microconsumers with no other identity whether we like it or not. And the Marxists had this much right about the War of Independence: it was fundamentally a war of capitalist against feudal systems. America has been about big money since day one and whatever gets in the way is crushed. Health care is just another market and Obamacare, to the extent that it Rationalizes and makes more uniform a market which should actually be really different in nature and delivery from place to place-- well that will serve the interests of the biggest capitalist stakeholders in health care which is not Walmart for Gosh Sakes it is the INSURANCE INDUSTRY. CUI BONO Obamacare? The insurance industry. So republicans drop the delusion pro capitalist scales from your eyes this has almost nothing to do with race or "socialism" it has to do mostly with what the INSURANCE INDUSTRY wants to have happen in order to make their lives and profits easier.

  2. Read the article - the reason they can't justify staying is they have too many medicare/medicaid patients and the re-imbursements for transporting these patient is so low.

  3. I would not vote for Bayh if he did run. I also wouldn't vote for Pence. My guess is that Bayh does not have the stomach to oppose persons on the far left or far right. Also, outside of capitalizing on his time as U. S. Senator (and his wife's time as a board member to several companies) I don't know if he is willing to fight for anything. If people who claim to be in the middle walk away from fights with the right and left wing, what are we left with? Extremes. It's probably best for Bayh if he does not have the stomach for the fight but the result is no middle ground.

  4. JK - I meant that the results don't ring true. I also questioned the 10-year-old study because so much in the "health care system" has changed since the study was made. Moreover, it was hard to get to any overall conclusion or observation with the article. But....don't be defensive given my comments; I still think you do the best job of any journalist in the area shedding light and insight on important health care issues.

  5. Probably a good idea he doesn't run. I for one do not want someone who lives in VIRGINIA to be the governor. He gave it some thought, but he likes Virginia too much. What a name I cannot say on this site! The way these people think and operate amuses me.