Today’s post is going to be short and sweet – it’s Thanksgiving in the U.S. and I’ve got the day off (kind-of).  In lieu of a full daily post, here are two other blogs for you to check out!

1) Kaid Benfield over at SWiTCHBOARD did a post yesterday about “Why we love the places we love…”.  The report that he talks about has some very insightful thoughts about people’s attachment to their communities.  In short, having strong emotional connections to our community is more tied to beauty and social offerings than it is to economic health and safety.  Let’s all go enjoy and be thankful for community.

2) It is common knowledge that Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. is the busiest for travel (like, crazy busy), and most of that travel is either by car or plane.  Ben Jervey, a contributor for GOOD, just wrote a nice piece called “If Only the Millions of Thanksgiving Travellers Took the Train” – a look at improving the national rail system and the potential for more light rail in the U.S.  Here in the Northeast, the rail system is quite good (not as frequent as it once was) but the connectivity is quite good – hopefully the frequency will only get better with time (and increased demand).

Have a great day everyone – and thank you for supporting R.U.E.

**Photo of 2009 Jane’s Walk in the Heritage neighbourhood (credit: Laura Pfeifer)


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