Archive: November 2014

Hosting an international visitor for Thanksgiving: Citizen diplomacy at its finest

26th November, 2014


in Civilization, Education, Ethics, Planning


Enjoying an international encounter

One of the very best elements of any international encounter is when a visitor can participate in a family or community’s expression of tradition.  Such events are the very center of cultural meaning and are often the most memorable parts of foreign travel no matter what other success may take place…

What We Can Learn From California

19th November, 2014


in Urban Planning


As people all over the U.S. fret over rush hour traffic, crumbling infrastructure, and high gas prices, California may have found a solution. The development of a high-speed rail is underway in the Golden State, keeping smog, choking traffic, and frustration from clouding over the state’s sunny reputation. Instead of looking solely to federally…

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