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Headlines: Opening Minds, Hearts, and Wallets

From NIMBY to NIMN, a new city fund that combats homelessness, and the truth about cycling safety

How ‘not in my backyard’ became ‘not in my neighborhood.’
New York Times, January 3, 2018
The expectation that homeowners should be able to reach beyond their property lines has become deeply embedded.

Boston establishes $10 million private donor fund to combat homelessness
Smart Cities Dive, January 3, 2018
A new city fund, the Boston's Way Home Fund, has been established to raise private money to combat chronic homelessness.

San Francisco rolls out dynamic parking rate model
Future Structure, January 3 2018
San Francisco sets parking rates on its 28,000 meters based on the demand throughout the day — rising during peak times and falling during lulls.

Study: Cyclists don’t break traffic laws any more than drivers do
StreetsBlog, January 3, 2018
A study commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation found that motorists and dangerous street design — not cyclist behavior — are the primary factors that put cyclists at risk.

Local News

Aldi, Burlington headline new Wicomico developments in 2018
DelMarva Now, December 29, 2017
The additions continue Salisbury Mall's transformation into a "lifestyle center" similar to the sprawling, pedestrian-friendly Annapolis Towne Centre in Maryland.

‘All the Queens Houses’ shows borough’s diversity in photos
Patch, January 4, 2018
A local architect has spend years snapping photos of houses across Queens and comparing them to represent the borough's diverse population.

Montreal grew around these historic homes, and now an expert is fighting to save them
CBC News, January 4, 2018
High land value puts 'shoebox' homes at risk, says urbanism expert David Hanna

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