Planetizen Week in Review: July 1, 2016

It will only take us two-and-a-half minutes to catch you up on the big planning news from the last week of June.

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July 1, 2016, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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It's July already! What happened to June?

For this edition of Planetizen Week in Review, we note the big intellectual question emerging from George Lucas's departure from the city of Chicago; the chickens coming to roost in Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal; real planning work being started and finished in Tennessee; more surreal news from the housing market; and a round up of the U.S. institutions (like the United States, for instance) celebrating anniversaries.

For more information on the stories presented in the video, see the linked articles below.

Lucas Museum Will Have to Find a City Far, Far Away From Chicago
Volkswagen Settles in Cheating Scandal to the Tune of $16 Billion
Memphis Launches First Comprehensive Planning Effort Since 1981
Chattanooga Approves New Form-Based Code for Downtown
Survey Finds Pessimism Prevailing in the Housing Market
U.S. Homes Prices Are Soaring; Seven Cities Set Records
It's the 60th Birthday of the Interstate Highway System 

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