Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Bruce Nesmith
20 followers
20 followers
About
Bruce's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Can our alley be sustainable?
We had a lot of rain this weekend, a series of downpours beginning Friday afternoon and continuing off and on late into Saturday night. Our weather wasn't as severe as in northern Iowa, where there were reports of tornadoes, nor was the aftermath as notable...

Post has attachment
First Maple Syrup Festival in new digs
Last weekend's 34th annual Maple Syrup Festival was the first held at Indian Creek Nature Center 's new location at 5300 Otis Road SE... ...and about the best-attended-ever as well. About 2500 people had been
through the line by the time we got there late ...

Post has attachment
CR Transit moves cautiously in the right direction
CR Transit and the Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization rolled out the changes to the bus system they will propose to the City Council, with implementation anticipated this summer. The changes are cautious, more limited than the most incremental mode...

Post has attachment
Race: A way through?
It is all very well to hope, as Dr. King did, that children "will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of the skin, but by the content of their character." How long does it take to judge the content of someone's character? It ...

Post has attachment
Race, politics and reasons for hope
Dr. Jelani Cobb, from his Twitter page Ending his talk on a hopeful note, historian Jelani Cobb reminded his audience at Coe College, "People have won under far more difficult circumstances than the ones we currently face." Cobb, a staff writer for The New ...

Post has attachment
Why casinos?
Is a casino what this block needs? The required cooling-off period has passed since Cedar Rapids's casino proposal was denied by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission in April 2014, and three proposals have emerged to try it again (Morelli). The Cedar Cross...

Post has attachment
Busting unions or governing?
[I wrote the following as a "Facebook note" in 2011 when Wisconsin was making waves by busting public employee unions. Iowa is just getting to this endeavor in 2017. Our elected officials owe us more than magic promises and "take it down!" Alas, this six-ye...

Post has attachment
Urbanism updates: Northwest side and 8th Av SW
The Flamingo Restaurant on Ellis Boulevard: Better days ahead? City development staff have held two public presentations this month, on the Northwest Neighborhood plan and the 8th Avenue SW project. The Northwest Neighborhood, though dealing with economic c...

Post has attachment
Globalization and global poverty
Source: Milanovic 2016 "The poor you shall always have with you," Jesus is supposed to have said, and either way it's probably true, but the forces of globalization have altered the picture of global poverty in dramatic ways. The chart above is the "elephan...
Wait while more posts are being loaded