George Thrush

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The New Filennium

At Filene’s, we’re going from a train wreck to a celebration in one move.

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Saving Cities With Community Colleges

Why we should locate community colleges in the core of under-populated, older cities.

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A Big Pile of New Museums!

Lucky for us, almost $1 billion is going toward enhancing Boston’s museums — in less than a decade.

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We’re Wasting Our Infrastructure

Why hide the infrastructure of our high-tech lives, instead of celebrating its inherent beauty?

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Tear Down the Televisions!

TVs are just about everywhere in our lives, and this is not a uniformly good thing.

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Could Boston’s Urban Ring Be Another High Line?

Like NYC, we could turn our detritus into a wonder.

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Fenway Park: What Needs Preserving?

No, we don’t have a championship team — but we do have the real deal when it comes to ballparks.

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Casino? Casino!

If we’re going to build the dang thing, let’s at least get it right.

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Minding the Gap

When you walk along Mass. Ave. and hit Boylston, what you don’t see is a decent bit of streetscape.

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Boston Harbor Islands Hopping

Why I’m on board with this completely New England style of island hopping.

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Re-Branding Boston: It Takes a Plan

Unless we really want to continue building the city piece by piece, one public meeting at a time.

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On the Up-and-Up, but Looking Back

Why does Boston act like its best days are over?

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Getting On Without Borders

The public impact of the building far outweighs the loss of its current tenant.

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Why Do We Vilify Tall Buildings?

Forget the Tea Party; Boston is brimming with Height Partiers — people against tall buildings at all cost.