Up to 11 killed after plane crashes into Taipei river-Taiwan fire dept.

Updated 04 February 2015

Up to 11 killed after plane crashes into Taipei river-Taiwan fire dept.

TAIPEI: One person was killed but another 10 showed “no sign of life” after a TransAsia plane carrying 58 passengers and crew crashed into a river in downtown Taipei shortly after take-off, Taiwan’s fire department said on Wednesday.
Of the 58 on board, 28 were rescued, the fire department said in a text message, leaving 19 people missing.


What We Are Reading Today: Saving America’s Cities by Lizabeth Cohen

Updated 4 min 29 sec ago

What We Are Reading Today: Saving America’s Cities by Lizabeth Cohen

  • Saving America’s Cities is a dramatic story of heartbreak and destruction but also of human idealism and resourcefulness

Saving America’s Cities is a thoroughly researched biography/history of Ed Logue, a prominent leader in urban renewal and redevelopment.

In Saving America’s Cities, the prizewinning historian Lizabeth Cohen follows the career of Logue, whose shifting approach to the urban crisis tracked the changing balance between government-funded public programs and private interests that would culminate in the neoliberal rush to privatize efforts to solve entrenched social problems. 

A review published in goodreads.com said Logue’s era of urban renewal “has a complicated legacy: Neighborhoods were demolished and residents dislocated, but there were also genuine successes and progressive goals. Saving America’s Cities is a dramatic story of heartbreak and destruction but also of human idealism and resourcefulness.” 

The review said that the book “is a good contrast for those who have read Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, his highly engaging and Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Robert Moses, sometimes called ‘the master builder’ of New York.”