The Rise & Fall of LI's Speed Cameras
Hyperlocal? Not Exactly.

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Housing
The fact is, we need 41,429 affordable units to meet the ever-growing demand. A policy solution can’t be wrapped in a feel good online presentation, helmed by the developers and housing advocates.

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Environment
On Long Island, it's been said that our environment is our economy, and our economy is the environment. The linkage between land use and water quality is very strong.

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Economy
Long Island needs to start diversifying its regional economy if we’re going to shake off the shackles of the recession, and create a region for future generations to grow.
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    • The Rise and Fall of LI’s Speed Cameras

      Outrage. Deception. Money-making scheme. These are some of the more polite terms tossed around regarding Nassau County’s fundamentally flawed speed camera program, which was unanimously passed by the County Legislature and signed into law by New York State in June. The reason for the cameras cited time and time again...
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    • An Exceptional Vision Indeed

      Recently, Nancy Rauch Douzinas wrote a piece for the Huffington Post that celebrates an LIBN op-ed penned by Long Island’s county executives Steve Bellone and Ed Mangano concerning the notion of maximizing the region’s economic growth via transit. Rauch’s piece stood out from the rest on the subject matter, building off of the executives’...
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    • Hyperlocal? Not Exactly

      Vision Long Island’s Eric Alexander recently argued on LIBN’s pages for a continuation of the smart growth movement’s hyperlocal approach as the be-all, end all solution that works for Long Island. Alexander cites the accomplishments of the movement, chides regionalism, and paints a rosy picture for the future. However, some...
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    • The Foggiest Five: Steve Jones, Former Director of Planning for Suffolk County

      The following are answers to The Foggiest Five, a set of questions asked to influential Long Islanders on the future of the region. This round features answers from Steve Jones, whose extensive resume includes CEO of the Suffolk County Water Authority, and Director of first the Town of Islip’s department...
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    • Long Island Suburbs: How Planners Should Treat Age Spots

      The following was published on New Geography on 11/11/2014. You can find the piece here. The piece was adapted from my recent LIBN piece “Elephants in the Room”. Long Island is the birthplace of suburbia, from colonial-period Brooklyn to Levittown and beyond, and its economy has survived booms and busts...
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I am a Long Islander who shares my passion with the rest of the Island.

The goal of my writing is to put both my education and experience in land use to work. I feel that Long Island’s residents are the most important resource this region has. Long Island has complex challenges that unfortunately, have been the status quo for decades.

In 2010, I set out to create a public resource for information on Long Island’s land use issues, available to all who are interested. The Foggiest Idea was created to provide simple, easily approachable insights to Long Island’s complex issues.

 

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