Planetizen Week in Review: September 24, 2016

More than one city made big planning news this week. You only need two minutes and thirty seconds to find out more.

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September 24, 2016, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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On the latest episode of the Planetizen Week in Review:

Oakland approved parking reform and CEQA reform in the same week. Denver has its first-ever dedicated source of affordable housing funding. Boise put the exclamation point on its 26-mile, citywide greenbelt, and the state of Washington capped greenhouse gas emissions. That's called getting things done.

And a nationwide competition collected and rewarded the best ideas for keeping kids active and having fun in urban areas, like kids should do.

Sweeping Parking Reform Approved in Oakland
Denver Approves First-Ever Affordable Housing Fund
Washington Adopts 'First-of-its-Kind' Carbon Reduction Rule
Boise Completes Its Greenbelt
Friday Fun: 50 Ways to 'Play Everywhere'

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