New suburban culture needs a new generation These changes would increase the suburban quality of life, too, by making these areas more community-oriented, which may be appealing for younger, millennial families who seem to be leading the migratory charge. “I think that a lot of these urban migrants are still looking for that sharing lifestyle,” Dunham-Jones says. “They liked having a park to go to, instead of having a lawn to have to mow.” That community feel could come through cottage courts, a form of missing middle housing first popularized in the Pacific Northwest, which can fit as many as 16 dwellings on an acre. In these developments, homes usually center around a communal garden (the homes in Oklahoma’s Carlton Landing encircle a shared fire pit), to create a sense of togetherness. The yards are typically visible from each home’s porch, so parents can watch children while they play with others. To some families, that may be preferable to their … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
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Georgetown University’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection has been studying such groups, and on a recent press call its legal director, Mary McCord, said they have been active in just about every state, and claimed that their existence is not legally protected. “Of all the gray areas in the Second Amendment,” she said, “this is not one of them.” Though the Second Amendment protects a “well-regulated militia,” McCord said that refers to one summoned by the government, such as the National Guard. … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
Viral motorcade The president rode in a motorcade outside Walter Reed after being admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, apparently looking to see and be seen. The reason for the risky press opportunity? The president was looking to make a show of good health and was craving attention, according to CNN. But for someone who claimed to understand the virus after contracting it, the move was incredibly dangerous—putting the Secret Service agents in the car at risk and once again promoting the idea that it’s okay to flout the rules. … [Read more...] about Trump’s 60 Minutes stunt is just his latest ridiculous photo op. These photos prove it
That conjecture gave rise to the alliance’s report, authored by British sports journalist David Goldblatt. It notes how specific sports have been physically affected by climate change, as playing fields and grounds are devastated by rising temperatures. In the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Vancouver organizers said that “the warmest weather on record . . . challenged our ability to prepare fields of play for athletes in the venues at Cypress Mountains.” But four years later, athletes were even more affected in Sochi, as the courses were bare or sludgy, to the point that many competitors couldn’t finish their races. The Sochi Paralympics generated six times more injuries than Vancouver’s. … [Read more...] about Will people care about climate change once it starts ruining sports?
Part of that haul is thanks to more than 200 corporate and nonprofit partners. One of the latest is a partnership with two groups on opposite sides of the age spectrum: AARP and the Association of Young Americans (AYA), which have joined forces to recruit new people. Both groups are using their platforms to spread awareness to their membership bases via social media and content campaigns, and to send people directly to Power the Polls. “There is a need for us to sound the alarm,” says John Hishta, AARP’s senior vice president of campaigns, “and that’s why we’re working intergenerationally with these other folks.” … [Read more...] about A new generation of younger poll workers is stepping up to protect the elderly from COVID-19