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The definition of blight may be in the eye of the beholder, but it may also be subconscious. Broken windows, abandoned buildings, and weed-filled yards may actually create stress and degrade health, according to a small study out of Philadelphia.
12 hours ago   Fast Co.Exist
Secretary of State John Kerry recently began a two-year term as the chair of the Artic Council. He used the occasion to make a call for a stronger role for cities in international efforts to fight climate change.
14 hours ago   The Washington Post
Aaron Paley, the founder of CicLAvia in Los Angeles, announces a change in leadership and describes the future of the game-changing event—a good read for anyone interested in open-streets, cultural events, and urban quality of life.
16 hours ago   Los Angeles Times
Philadelphia media was on hand to cover the launch of the Indego bikeshare system on April 23, 2015.
18 hours ago   PlanPhilly
Joel Kotkin recently waded into the conversation about that it will take to return Legacy Cities into the prosperity of former years.
20 hours ago   The Plain Dealer
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Every year we analyze all of the tweets from the APA Conference and tell you about the trends in planning. With 2,884 people tweeting from the APA Conference, there is a lot of great ideas, links, and pictures that we can all learn from. Blog Post
Yesterday   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
The city of Minneapolis will add 30 miles of protected bike lanes to its city, especially around Downtown.
Yesterday   Streetsblog USA
The nation's third lowest gas tax will likely see a 10-cent gas tax hike—with or without Gov. Nikki Haley's signature, who insists on a larger income tax reduction than in the bill that overwhelmingly passed the House and is now in the Senate.
Yesterday   WSOC
With real estate prices rising in the other boroughs, Staten Island is starting to look more like Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Extensive retail and residential developments are underway in what has always been New York City's suburban borough.
Yesterday   New York Times
The Salk is an exceptional world-class space, and it is accessible, but it is not a public space, writes urban designer Howard Blackson, III.
Yesterday   UrbDeZine
Southwest Airlines and the project for Public Spaces continue their partnership on the Heart of the Community program, awarding placemaking grants to six cities around the country.
Yesterday   Project For Public Spaces