States vs. Hospital Monopolies, Cities vs. Bitcoin Miners, Here Comes Free Transit, and more

Date: 13 Jun 2018 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This week’s Weekly Picks details the myriad fights between cities and distant, consolidated industries such as investor-owned electric utilities, immigration and customs enforcement (ICE), and cryptocurrency miners. Other stories detail what localities can do in response to China’s ban on U.S. recycling scrap as well as how to build a smart city.… Read More

Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on Incinerator Plan

Date: 11 May 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After mass citizen protests in China’s Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province,  government officials vowed on Wednesday to cancel plans for a waste incinerator plant. Here’s the story, reproduced from Radio Free Asia: Guangdong Protesters Hail Victory As Government Backs Down on … Read More

Thailand Adopts Local Planning to Control Superstores

Date: 1 Apr 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Thai government has issued a new directive designed to control the expansion of superstores. The measure requires provinces to establish committees to draft new planning rules that stipulate where large-scale stores may locate. The directive covers all of Thailand’s 76 provinces, except Bangkok and three other major cities, which already have zoning in place. The government estimates it will take three years to implement land use planning nationwide.… Read More