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One of the most interesting and complex challenges a city planner can be a part of, is the creation of a new city-wide plan—particularly one for an ambitious municipality that truly wants to change business-as-usual. Blog Post
3 days ago   By Brent Toderian
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The other day I got into a bit of a spat on Twitter with someone who had clearly had enough with the word "activate."  "Activate may be the worst planning jargon yet," cried the initial tweet. Blog Post
Jul 30, 2015   By James Brasuell
The Arlington County, Virginia downtown district of Rosslyn will provide the region's latest case study of a commercial district leveraging land use regulations to activate a dormant nightlife.
Jul 28, 2015   The Washington Post
A bit of a redefining moment is happening among European planners as they look for ways to address the growing complexity of their communities and the world.
Jul 27, 2015   CityLab
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Jul 24, 2015   Fast Lane (DOT blog)
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Planners will be presented with new challenges and opportunities in a new era of data-enhanced government. Exclusive
Jul 20, 2015  By Kendra L. Smith and Kevin C. Desouza
Public hearings are underway in Raleigh to discuss the zoning changes necessary to implement the city's Unified Development ordinance. Heated rhetoric was inevitable.
Jul 18, 2015   Indy Week
Resilience is one of the hottest buzzwords in contemporary planning, and planners in communities around the country are only beginning to realize the multiple benefits of the attention and funding devoted to resilience plans.
Jul 18, 2015   APA Policy News
With big plans come big responsibilities. Will a massive wave of development investment headed for Staten Island be met with a commensurate investment in infrastructure?
Jul 16, 2015   Staten Island Advance
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
Jul 15, 2015   The Denver Post
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An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts. Exclusive
Jul 14, 2015  By Benjamin D. Winig