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thelandofmaps:

The State of Deficient Bridges in the US [930x1350]
A bike is a ‘pay as you go’ form of transport.

You expend a little energy now and you don’t need to buy so many Middle Eastern wars later.

— commentor karenfink on “Why aren’t younger Americans driving anymore?” washpo wonkblog, 22.04.13.
When we’re talking about infrastructure, we never compute the cost of inaction.
The best example? The Army Corps of Engineers had a request in to rebuild the levees in New Orleans before Katrina. It would have been a little under a billion dollars. They said there was no money. After Katrina the federal government spent $17 billion on repair. That’s what the public’s got to start understanding. The cost of inaction is greater than the cost of doing something.

Edward G. Rendell, former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor who now heads an infrastructure advocacy group.

beneath the surface, the beltway crumbles. washpo, 30.03.13.

thisbigcity:

Houston or SimCity? 
It’s Houston.
(Yes, the Google Maps graphics are a bit of a giveaway)

come on! let’s go play in the park! look at all the pretty trees in neat lines!
climateadaptation:

How much water does it take to frack a gas well? About 4 Million gallons per well, equivalent amount of water 11,000 families use each day.

DEATH.
fracking’s gonna undo and fuck over all the efforts some people have been making to conserve water and energy.
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