Startup to begin construction of Hyperloop track next year

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http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/02/26/Startup-to-begin-construction-of-Hyperloop-track-next-year/2541424965318/

Vehicles traveling at 200-800 mph

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City looks at new ‘infrastructure district’ to fund L.A. River plans

http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-la-river-financing-20150118-story.html?track=lat-pick

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It seems like there is never enough money to accomplish everything that needs to be done. This is an interesting financing solution. While it my only generate a fraction of the money that is needed, I like the fact that it can be used for public works, rehab of industrial buildings, and transit oriented development in general. It addresses  a broad swath of needs. One of the biggest problems here is the vast number of possibilities. Narrowing that down to a few projects could be tricky.

The energy builds: The vast construction site reshaping Toronto’s waterfront lands will create an eco-friendly environment for workers and residents alike

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Another article giving specific examples of what makes a city/environment “sustainable”.

Sustainability = NETZED = renewable resources = off the grid, water & energy meters, green roof, water conservation, bike & electric car parking.

http://http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2015/02/24/the-energy-builds-the-vast-construction-site-reshaping-torontos-waterfront-lands-will-create-an-eco-friendly-environment-for-workers-and-residents-alike