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The affordance theory, a combination of environment psychology and art, can be tapped to help make the design of urban neighborhoods more appealing to a community, writes Phil Myrick, MIG’s head of placemaking and performance design.
45 min ago   UrbDeZine
In India, smart cities are being built with much fanfare and government support. However, critics rightfully worry that such models could end up excluding the very people who need its benefits the most.
Yesterday   The Hedgehog Review
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In this interview for the "Planners Across America" series, Tulsa Planning Director Dawn Warrick describes the implementation process for the PlaniTulsa Comprehensive Plan. Exclusive
Yesterday  By Josh Stephens
The Obama Administration has moved forward with "one of the most controversial environmental regulations in recent years."
Yesterday   The Hill
One city is prioritizing fiscal sanity over a new football stadium—at least for now.
Yesterday   SFGate
Analysis from the Brooking Institution maps the so-called melting-pot suburbs, where demographics closely resemble the diverse population of the country as a whole.
Yesterday   Brookings Institution
The latest in a list of tip-of-the-spear practitioners combining their own experience and expertise with the lessons of others who share similar commitments to the easy-to-grasp, hard-to-realize ideas driving new urbanism.
Yesterday   PlaceShakers
As transportation network companies like Uber and Bridj make it easier for some to opt out of the public transit system, a new app would help transit agencies offer more user-centric services.
Yesterday   Fast Co.Exist
A construction project seeking construction bids will double the size of Hing Hay Park, located in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.
Yesterday   Daily Journal of Commerce
The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" offers a thorough resource for understanding the role of property taxes in fiscal responsibility at the municipal level.
Yesterday   At Lincoln House
These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?
2 days ago   Miami Herald