Deira is often referred to as "Old Dubai," a generalization that only describes a stop on the Dubai visitor's course. To see a gold souk, a fish market. To take an abra ride for no reason other than to take an abra ride.
A couple of astonishing things happened last week in coverage of the EB-5 immigration visa program -- green cards for investments -- the dubious use of which I've investigated for months regarding Atlantic Yards.
After highlighting the key ingredients that help sustain the "local living economy" in Bellingham during a recession, the Journey of Action team traveled to Portland, Ore., a truly progressive, community-centric city.