Monday, May 11, 2009

Boise In Recovery

Very interesting article in the NY Times today about Boise's positioning for economic recovery, viewed as sort of a microcosm by which to measure recovery on a national scale.

It gets into the good (elements of a compact city, small businesses, quality of life) and the bad (sprawl and more sprawl, speculators looming catastrophe for Micron) of the present while shying away from perhaps a too-local focus on answering our big questions, like public transportation and the glut of housing developments standing half-finished.

But it is ultimately a small glimmer of hope, and right now that's nothing to sneeze at.

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