Archive for June, 2014


New film – Urban Farming – Growing Cities

posted June 24, 2014

This Friday night you can see “Growing Cities”, a new film about the urban farming movement in America. Friday, June 27, The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts cinema will host the documentary, Growing Cities. The film, which follows the urban farming movement in America and its potential to revitalize our cities and change the […]

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Broadway Coalition: Some Thoughts on Money

posted June 15, 2014

                                               

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It is the width, not the number of lanes that are important

posted June 15, 2014

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What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade

posted June 12, 2014

What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade by Kurt Cobb Published by Resource Insights on 2014-06-01 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-climate-activists-should-learn.html   There is an important hidden lesson for climate activists in the vast downgrade of recoverable oil resources now thought to be available from California’s Monterey Shale. Almost all climate activists have rejected […]

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The great imaginary California oil boom: Over before it started

posted June 12, 2014

The great imaginary California oil boom: Over before it started by Kurt Cobb, originally published by Resource Insights  | May 25, 2014   It turns out that the oil industry has been pulling our collective leg.   The pending 96 percent reduction in estimated deep shale oil resources in California revealed last week in the […]

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Request to RTA Board — April 25, 2013

posted June 11, 2014

Request to RTA Board April 25, 2013 Honorable RTA Board:     Thank you for my reappointment to the CART as an original member. I continue to be honored to serve the RTA and larger regional community in this role. Having closely followed the Broadway Blvd Project at public meetings and interviews, I want the following comments […]

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Request to RTA Board — April 7, 2011

posted June 11, 2014

  A Request and Proposal to the RTA Board by  Bob Cook,      April 7, 2011   Honorable Board members, I come before you as a planner, engaged citizen, and veteran of many local planning efforts. I was an active participant in the RTA planning process and because of the generous treatment for transit expansion, the […]

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2006 RTA Inflated Traffic and Population Projections

posted June 11, 2014

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Cover of PAG’s 2007 Annual Report shows population projections on steroids

posted June 11, 2014

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BROADWAY COALITION: Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway

posted June 11, 2014

BROADWAY COALITION:  Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway Based on all the facts we have examined and studies available to us, from the RTA as well as from national studies [See our website: https://sites.google.com/site/broadwaycoalition], we have arrived at a set of criteria that should be applied to all alternatives proposed for the Broadway Boulevard […]

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100-Foot Max WIDTH Resource Page

posted June 11, 2014

Broadway Coalition Design Criteria for the Improvement of Broadway Arizona Daily Star June 8th OpEd : Pro 100′ width Broadway by Robert Cook Arizona Daily Star June 8th OpEd: RTA viewpoint by Douglas Mance Follow-up lobby letter to public officials June 9th by Robert Cook It is the width, not the number of lanes: Broadway […]

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Urban Agriculture and Harvgesting – Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance

posted June 11, 2014

This is the annual Ward 3 Neighbors Alliance meeting on Urban Agriculture and Harvgestin.  The goals of the program are:  inform both gardeners and interested neighbors about the resources in the community, look at the big picture around urban gardening. We want to consider: Creating a Citizen Science & Desert Food Masters certification, matching food supply […]

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RTA and County Should Heed Community’s Vision for Broadway Project

posted June 11, 2014

RTA and County Should Heed Community’s Vision for Broadway Project  By Robert Cook , June 8, 2014 This is the June 8th Sunday Arizona Daily Star Guest Opinion without the Star’s edits. Note the Star’s edited headline is: “8-Lane Roadway No Longer Makes Sense.”   The two-year design phase of the Broadway Boulevard, Euclid to […]

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Options available for Broadway project that meet RTA’s ‘functionality’ test

posted June 11, 2014

  Options available for Broadway project that meet RTA’s ‘functionality’ test by Douglas Mance,  Special to the Arizona Daily Star,  June 08, 2014   The last time I addressed the Broadway Corridor Citizens Task Force, I let them know I wanted those dedicated volunteers to succeed in their efforts to come up with a design […]

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Follow-up lobbying letter to public officials and community activists

posted June 9, 2014

 Follow-up lobbying letter to public officials and community activists by Robert Cook,  June 9, 2014 June 9, 2014 Dear  Public Official, I am writing in response to the Guest Opinion published in the Sunday Arizona Daily Star June 8th (see attached.) While I was the author supporting the vision of the Broadway Coalition and the […]

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Tour – River Road Gardens

posted June 6, 2014

This meeting of the Feeding Tucson Champions’ Network will include a guided tour of the River Road Gardens, 3605 East River Road (on the Waldorf School campus) at 11:00 Jon McNamara & Emily Mabry have a successful CSA garden and will provide a tour for the FTCN.  Then, we will adjourn to the school and discuss […]

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ST June Meeting – BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS: Eco-villages and Social Cohesion

posted June 3, 2014

BUILDING RESILIENT NEIGHBORHOODS: Eco-villages and Social Cohesion Monday, June 9, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) With climate change increasing the likelihood of heat waves, flooding and other emergencies that may overwhelm first responders, and when “sheltering […]

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