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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
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
Mar 10, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust's mission is to bring parks and gardens to underserved communities in Los Angeles, where problems of obesity are bad enough that the city recently banned new fast food operations.
Feb 12, 2011   The Planning Report
Seattle has the political momentum behind sustainable urbanism, but it doesn't seem to have a physical neighborhood example of how sustainable urbanism can work, according to this article.
Jan 30, 2011   Sustainable Industries
China is building millions of housing units. But is the country building neighborhoods?
Jan 9, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
New neighborhood-level data from the walkability rating website Walk Score has broadened the view of what it means to live in a walkable city. Exclusive
Dec 6, 2010  By Nate Berg
Portland wants to create a series of "20-minute neighborhoods" -- places where people can walk, within 20 minutes, to most of the places they need to go and the services they need. Some neighborhoods are already there, but others have a ways to go.
Nov 16, 2010   PlanningPool
When it comes to economics, statistics, demographics, development, and our daily actions, city lines don't count for much - neighborhoods and regions are where things happen, says Kaid Benfield.
Nov 2, 2010   Sustainable Cities Collective
<em>Forbes</em> talks with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about reshaping the city and how those plans will and won't impact long-time residents who may be opposed to change.
Oct 28, 2010   Forbes
Portland has five "eco-district" pilot projects in the works. The first two are expected to begin implementation over the next year, and organizers are hoping they lead to more sustainability efforts throughout the city.
Oct 27, 2010   Sustainable Business Oregon
The spatial needs of commerce and employment are shifting, and cities need to focus on bringing employment centers back to neighborhoods, argues Jay Hoekstra.
Oct 20, 2010   Terrain.org