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December 20, 2015, 7am PST
The world lacks any significant number of museums focused primarily on the issues of planning. Rio de Janeiro, however, will soon add one to the inventory.
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December 10, 2015, 8am PST
Parks aren't always justified in economic terms, but a new report finds $140 billion reasons why parks are a positive addition to local communities.
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November 26, 2015, 1pm PST
The latest round of funding for the Choice Neighborhoods program adds a new component—"Planning and Action Grants."
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November 16, 2015, 11am PST
The Planning Accreditation Board, the body tasked with the accreditation process of planning programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level, will update its standards over the next month.
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November 5, 2015, 11am PST
Left behind in business-as-usual city planning processes: low income and racial minority residents who rely on biking for transportation.
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October 26, 2015, 10am PDT
Houston faces political conflict around a new drainage fee, meant to fund efforts to fix the city's crumbling infrastructure. Other cities could soon find themselves in a similar predicament.
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October 24, 2015, 5am PDT
A group of passionate rowers deserve some of the credit in the remarkable comeback story of Cleveland's Cuyahoga River.
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October 23, 2015, 7am PDT
An in-depth study of business improvement districts (BIDs) in two Los Angeles neighborhoods examines the factors behind their success or failure.
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October 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Reflection on the education provided by the irreverent game called Cards Against Urbanity has led the game's creators to create a new, less snarky version of the game.
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October 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
After years of operating in Cincinnati, a program that gives residents a stake in the real estate they call home is expanding to Cleveland.
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October 11, 2015, 11am PDT
Millennials in the Bay Area are feeling priced out, and may bolt if they can't find housing they can afford.
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October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
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October 1, 2015, 2pm PDT
Many people outside of Salt Lake City might not realize that the city's proximity to the Wasatch Fault puts it at risk for an earthquake likely in the range of 7.1 on the Richter scale.
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September 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
Next City provides a case study in the urbanization of suburbs—in this case the result of a large influx of Chinese immigrants.
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September 13, 2015, 9am PDT
This map tool hows gentrification-related statistics by Bay Area neighborhood, helping communities guess where the heaviest gentrification will occur.
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September 1, 2015, 7am PDT
According to analysts like Aaron Renn, the exodus of educated Millennials from what some perceive to be less-glamorous cities shouldn't signal impending doom. For one thing, brain drain might not be happening at all.
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August 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
Hillsborough County, home to Tampa, has already shifted its "transportation concurrency fees" to encourage compact development and a mix of uses. Nearby Osceola County is following their lead.
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August 27, 2015, 7am PDT
As ridership grows on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail system, system planners are looking to a novel approach to relieve crunched station parking: bikes.
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August 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Center for Public Integrity has released a report criticizing the EPA's environmental justice competence. In only 12 cases has the agency taken official action on behalf of communities affected disproportionately by polluters.
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August 20, 2015, 8am PDT
Mayoral races and State of the City speeches highlight the growing political importance of local infrastructure initiatives.
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