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Washington City Paper creates a record of the many murals that have been lost to new construction and shifting demographics in neighborhoods around Washington, D.C.
19 hours ago   Washington City Paper
I'm watching local Rochester-area advocates respond to presentations by three panelists on the subject of "Community Food Supply and Environmental Justice" at the Association for Blog Post
Jun 5, 2009   By Jess Zimbabwe
Once again, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) delightfully surprises the design community with another major leap forward in making city streets a public realm for all users (I can’t tell you how odd it still feels to write that).  As if the impressive, incessant roll-out of bike lanes, successful implementation of the “Select Bus Service”, and the unprecedented changes to Times Square and its environs weren’t enough to pique the imaginations of New Yorkers used to streets built for cars, NYCDOT has just issued their “2009 Street Design Manual”.  Planners and Engineers, Blog Post
Jun 3, 2009   By Ian Sacs
A tour examining 'the future of work' looks at several 'coworking communities' around Manhattan, where freelancers and small businesses have pooled resources into one location.
Jun 3, 2009   Urban Omnibus
General Motors has closed its facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee, leaving hundreds of employees and thousands of residents to an uncertain fate.
Jun 2, 2009   CNN
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood is visiting Spain, hoping to glean some knowledge from the country's recent successes with high-speed rail.
Jun 1, 2009   The New York Time - Energy & Environment
Kiplinger's picks its 2009 Best Cities list, and in this tough economy decides to put the emphasis on job creation and stability. Number one? Huntsville, Alabama.
Jun 1, 2009   Kiplinger's
Cities across the country are reconsidering tax abatement plans, in the new belief that cities just can't afford them.
May 31, 2009   Next American City
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report focusing on the effect of the built environment on children's health. Access to parks, the ability to walk to school, and opportunities for 'incidental exercise.'
May 30, 2009   American Academy of Pediatrics
A team of visiting planners suggested that Detroit could evolve into a series of urban villages connected by countryside.
May 30, 2009   Detroit Free Press
Alamo Heights, a suburb of San Antonio, grapples with whether to adopt a "New Urbanist" (but slightly more traditional) approach to its major thoroughfare to improve pedestrian and bicycle access.
May 29, 2009   San Antonio Express-News