Here are some interesting transit or St. Louis-related links from around the internet to help kick off your week.
- The bus painting last weekend at the Green Homes Festival went very well. Check out this report on Provacative Nation and Green Homes Festival’s Flickr feed for some great images from the event, including the one below – Mother Nature approves of the bus!
- According to the mid-year Housing Report (warning: opens .pdf file!), downtown St. Louis gained 400 new residents in the first half of 2009, despite the economic downturn; and occupancy rates were stabilized by the conversion of some loft units into apartments. (Thanks to Brian for the info.)
- Justine Petersen is hosting the Aspen Institute Scale Academy (warning: opens a Word document!) from Sept. 28 – October 2 here in St. Louis. Justine Petersen is a friend of Metro’s, and operates justBiz (a business resource and WiFi center) in the commercial building at the Emerson Park MetroLink station. (Look for a future post concerning their activities and the ways they are bringing economic opportunities to the St. Louis region – I’ve been meaning to get over there and talk to them for a while now.)
- STL Rising ponders questions of leadership and how to retain creative people.