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“Promise”-Keeping: Developer of the Kalamazoo Initiative Cautions that a Promise Is No Quick Fix PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 10:28

To the backers of the Davenport Promise initiative, the developer of the model on which it is based has some words of caution:

The Promise is not a sure thing. It's not a silver bullet. And it needs to be part of a larger community-improvement push.

 
In Thrall of Sprawl: City Planner Lectures July 9 at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Tuesday, 03 July 2007 02:43

Jeff Speck Jeff Speck doesn't expect to be a popular person among government officials.

"It will be a little bit controversial," Speck said of his July 9 lecture at the Figge Art Museum. "I will attack your public-works department and your fire chief - never having met them."

 
Encouraging Good Behavior: Proposed “Linked Deposit” Could Push Banks to Reinvest in the Community PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Wednesday, 16 May 2007 02:31

The City of Davenport has more than $66 million in the bank. One committee within city government hopes to make that money work harder for the city as a whole by encouraging banks to reinvest more in the community.

 
Bike Lanes Help Move Toward “Complete Streets” PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 02:26

Bike Lanes The week of May 12 through 18 is "Bike to Work Week," but if you're a casual cyclist, good luck.

The Quad Cities have a great trail system along both sides of the Mississippi River - which one day is expected to form a loop on each side of the river. Yet that system is geared more toward recreation than transportation - getting you from home to work. And very few drivers are good at sharing the road with bicyclists in a way that makes both feel safe.

Enter "complete streets."

 
A Model Disc-Golf Community PDF Print E-mail
News/Features - Local News
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 02:21

Be forewarned the following commentary is a shameless effort to provide publicity for the River Cities Rumble Disc Golf Tournament, a sporting event the Reader co-founded last year with the Quad City Disc Golf Club (QCDGC).BarretWhite.gif

Just over a year later the QCDGC (started in 1999), led by tournament director Chad Eng, has succeeded in securing a couple significant milestones for the second-annual River Cities Rumble.

 
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