A blight elimination plan for Flint, Michigan has take shape over the past year, revealing innovative, community-based strategies for improving vacant properties and stabilizing the city's population.
Mar 17, 2015 Next City
As social media platforms evolve into specific niches, the Nextdoor platform is quickly expanding its online version of neighborhood-level interaction.
Mar 5, 2015 New York Times
A huge crowd braved un-Texas-like weather this weekend in Dallas to participate in the "Festival of Ideas." The Dallas Morning News hopes the citizens of Big D will keep up their momentum in working to improve their city.
Mar 4, 2015 The Dallas Morning News
John King writes that the "Gallery + Ideas Forum" at the Presidio in San Francisco provides an excellent model for presenting issues and ideas of planning and urban design to the public.
Jan 10, 2015 San Francisco Chronicle
While many are excited about the prospect of James Corner Field Operations redesigning the Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis, one commenter sees some of the worst dynamics of top-down planning at work.
Jan 8, 2015 Streets MN
Washington D.C. made a high-profile hire to run its Office of Planning: the former director of community and economic development of Salt Lake City, Eric Shaw.
Jan 7, 2015 Greater Greater Washington
Sandy Smith summarizes a recent "Gentrification, Integration, and Equity" event hosted by Next City in Philadelphia.
Dec 6, 2014 Next City
This week residents in the North Carolina Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) will provide input on key segments of a future regional light rail system. The project has been analyzed for 15 years, yet the question of whether to build it remains.
Nov 22, 2014 The Durham News
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow asks the question of whether the data produced by Twitter could be used to understand and plan cities?
Oct 23, 2014 Next City
When it comes to public transportation, walkable commercial districts, and supporting the arts, Pasadena has some things figured out.
Oct 14, 2014 The Planning Report