These proposed changes actually used to be the norm before incomes rose and houses got bigger. Showing residents what new layouts would mean for their quality of life could even get veteran suburbanites on board. “Tell a suburban resident that you want to build a corner store down the street and their mind races to images of a horrible 7-11 and the decline of their property values,” wrote urban design researcher Kasey Klimes. “Take them to an old German village with this exact configuration, and they’ll fall beside themselves with how beautiful, quaint, and lovely it all is.” Safinik agrees: “I think it would actually support the idyllic image that people want to have of suburbs, which has largely been wiped out by eight-lane highways and giant parking lots.” … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
Declining car ownership
In an email, Tracy Wimmer, director of media relations for Benson, said gun-carrying voters would be asked to leave their weapons in their cars, and if they refused, law enforcement would be called. Michigan’s directive officially states that it’s now down to “election inspectors”—poll workers—to contact law enforcement if the new rule is violated. But, gun-toting police at the polls can also be menacing for many voters of color (an armed Miami officer was recently seen displaying a Trump 2020 mask while on duty at a polling site). … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
“You can’t expect people to man them for 14 straight hours,” he says. “You need shifts.” While their essential, behind-the-scenes work—and pay—varies from state to state, poll workers are responsible for: setting up voting booths, signs and supplies; greeting voters and checking their names off voter rolls; assisting those who need help; monitoring equipment; clearing up and transferring ballots to local election officials; and in some states, tallying and reporting results. This year, they’ll also need to enforce social distancing and continually sanitize equipment. … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19
"In the wake of a detected cyber-attack, we have isolated all data center services to take required preventive actions. We are anticipating all services to be up within 24 hours and we do not foresee any major impact on our operations due to this incident,” said Mukesh Rathi, CIO, Dr. Reddy’s Labs. … [Read more...] about Dr Reddy’s Labs shares trade lower as data breach forces the company to shut plants
Amazon, last year, had bought a 49 per cent stake in one of Future's unlisted firms, Future Coupons Ltd, with the right to buy into flagship Future Retail after a period between three and 10 years. Future Coupons owns a 7.3 per cent stake in Future Retail. … [Read more...] about Amazon wins interim relief; Future-Reliance Retail deal put on hold