Millions in Cleanup Funds Granted to Delaware Watershed

The grants revolve around cleanup, accessibility, and governance of the watershed, which spans four states.

September 16, 2017 -

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Transit-Walkability Collaborative Established

The new Transit-Walkability Collaborative works to create safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.

February 23, 2017 - Transit-Walkability Collaborative


100 Resilient Cities Program Reaches 100 Members

The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.

June 2, 2016 - The Guardian

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Op-Ed: Sharing Cities We Can Trust

Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman launch a withering critique of the sharing economy as we know it, and envision "sharing cities" built around technologies that put community before commerce.

February 3, 2016 - The Boston Globe

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New Research Suggests Collaborative Approaches Produce Better Plans

Open Access to Deyle, Robert E., and Ryan E. Wiedenman. "Collaborative Planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations A Test of Causal Theory."

May 11, 2014 - JPER

Behind the Scenes of Philly's New Land Bank Law

In Philadelphia, an alliance of unusual suspects worked together to convince the city to create the land bank. The law isn't perfect but the new land bank will significantly improve the city’s vacant property process.

February 2, 2014 - Shelterforce

Four Decades After Site Was Cleared, Plan for Lower East Side Renewal Takes Shape

With a legacy of controversy dating back to the urban renewal schemes of the 1950s and 60s, arriving at a plan to develop a six-acre parcel on Manhattan's Lower East Side was no easy task. But after a collaborative process a vision has emerged.

September 18, 2013 - The New York Times

Unusual Approach to Public Engagement Produces Exciting Results in Philadelphia

Rather than bringing a powerpoint presentation and ritzy renderings to a meeting with neighborhood residents, developer Omar Blaik brought blank sheets of paper. The result? A process devoid of the usual rancor and a denser design than zoning allows.

September 14, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

5 Pointz New York

Are Cities Killing Their Creative Edge in the Quest for More Revenue?

As the world's centers of business and politics compete to create ever more lucrative commercial and residential zones, creative spaces are being razed and redeveloped. Is the ability to nurture creativity and diversity being lost in the process?

June 15, 2013 - Urban Times

The High-Tech Urban Experience, Now Standardized

The seven largest metros in the nation are teaming up to unify the technologies that are revolutionizing life in the city, Steve Towns reports.

May 2, 2012 - Governing

America's Best Communities

American City & County Magazine picks 6 "crown communities" for 2010, which it says "exhibit the qualities that build strong communities: cooperation, creativity and leadership."

January 2, 2011 - American City And County

Expanding Collaboration Beyond Designers

This essay from Urban Omnibus calls for greater collaboration in urban design -- both amongst designers and architects, and with the surrounding community.

December 30, 2009 - Urban Omnibus

Breaking Silos in the City

May 4, 2009 - Nate Berg

The Meaning of 'Independence'

Jay Walljasper reflects on the historical meaning of American independence, and how today's meaning is leading people away from working towards the common good.

August 19, 2008 - On The Commons

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