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A Better Solution to Reusing Abandoned Property: Evidence from Flint and Detroit

Margaret Dewar of the University of Michigan blogs about her new article in Journal of Planning Education and Research, which investigates reuse of abandoned property in Detroit and Flint. You can download the article free until August 31, 2015.

Which Streetscape Features Best Generate Pedestrian Activity?

Reid Ewing and Amir Hajrasouliha guest blog about their new article investigating the impact of street micro environments on pedestrian activity.

Three Reasons to Use Livability as a Vehicle for Sustainability

Meghan Gough, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, guest blogs about her work on balancing livability and sustainability.

Process and Outcome Best Practices: Interviews with Exemplary Planning Practitioners

Well known planning scholar and theorist Dr. Karen Christensen, from UC Berkeley, introduces her findings from a decade of interviews with exemplary planners in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Death and Life in Seoul

A new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research tests whether Jacob’s ideas ring true for predicting pedestrian vitality in Seoul.

Are Home Prices in New Urbanist Neighborhoods More Resilient? Evidence from Metro Portland

A new article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research (@JPER7) by Hongwei Dong of California State University, Fresno, asks whether New Urbanist developments were more resilient in terms of recovering from the 2008 real estate crash.

How Planners Use Planning Theory

Andrew Whittmore of the University of North Carolina Department of Urban and Regional Planning identifies planning theory in everyday practice.

The Eco Village Concept: Climate Mitigation Might Require Experimentation

Robert Boyer of UNC-Charlotte discusses his new article on the hurdles surrounding building environmentally friendly Ecovillages. Follow Journal of Planning Education and Research @JPER7.

Shadow Transnationalism and Planning

The Chester Rapkin award goes to University of Oregon's Gerardo Sandoval for work on the impact of transnational communities and planning.

New York City BIDs Have Indifferent Impacts on Economic Growth

"Rather than serving as a buffer against economic decline for independent retailers, it seems that Community BIDs are a hindrance to sales and employment growth..." writes Dr. Stacey Sutton in the Journal of Planning Education & Research.

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