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Community Planning

November 20, 2020, 6am PST
Recently published research examines the "Role of Artificial Intelligence in Community Planning"—that is, the role of automated bots on social media in corrupting participatory planning processes.
International Journal of Community Well-Being
October 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Upzonings in working class neighborhoods usually provoke political opposition based on concerns about gentrification and displacement. But the new Wynwood Norte Neighborhood Revitalization District in Miami might have worked for a solution.
Miami Herald
October 22, 2020, 11am PDT
Jose Richard Aviles says community comes first in the planner-community relationship.
American Planning Associarion
October 9, 2020, 8am PDT
Despite opposition from the neighborhood, a low-income housing community was built in an upscale subdivision in California. How did developers make it happen?
Shelterforce
October 6, 2020, 12pm PDT
Residents use creative engagements to envision an arts and innovation district without displacement in Boston’s Upham’s Corner.
Shelterforce Magazine
September 3, 2020, 6am PDT
A New York city councilmember, trained in urban planning, presents ideas for protecting tenants and small businesses in the ongoing economic downturn.
The New York Times
July 26, 2020, 11am PDT
Older, white homeowners take up far more than an equal share of the seats at the planning table in San Diego.
Voice of San Diego
January 20, 2020, 7am PST
The people sitting, playing, and enjoying themselves in parks aren't always representative of the population that live in the communities. Here are three examples of parks that succeed at inclusion.
Urban Institute
December 6, 2019, 7am PST
Manhattan Valley has seen little development, but an influx of young families, new restaurants, and a community-driven planning effort are stirring the pot.
Crain's New York Business
November 4, 2019, 9am PST
Two community plan updates, to the Central City and the Central City North community plans, comprise the DTLA 2040 plan. DTLA 2040 is also the first showcase for the city's new zoning code system.
Urbanize Los Angeles
Feature
October 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The interdisciplinary work of the Kounkuey Design Initiative, led by executive director Chelina Odbert, and deeply committed to the homegrown potential of neighborhoods and communities.
James Brasuell
October 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Development interest is flocking to Avondale, a mostly Black neighborhood with relatively high poverty rates in Cincinnati.
WCPO
January 24, 2019, 6am PST
The work of the Orton Family Foundation provides a leading example of community-driven revitalization at work in small towns all over the country, according to this feature in the Christian Science Monitor.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
Charles Wolfe calls attention to similarities between contemporary urbanism and yesterday's debunked utopias. The two may differ in substance, but both tend toward a certain level of dogma that isn't necessarily helpful on the ground.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
The Toronto Star
August 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
The historically Latino working class neighborhood is a frequent touchstone in debates over gentrification in Los Angeles. That history goes back decades and colors residents' perceptions.
BOOM: A Journal of California
June 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Englewood is a predominately black neighborhood in Chicago, struggling with vacancies and the effects of failed urban policies. A bike and pedestrian path could be a huge benefit, but that benefit would look a lot different than other parts of city.
Streetsblog Chicago
February 8, 2018, 8am PST
CodeNEXT is one of the most ambitious, and controversial, zoning reform projects ongoing in the country, with lessons to offer planners all over the country in code writing, public outreach, and planning outcomes.
CodeNEXT
February 2, 2018, 12pm PST
A new report from the Regional Plan Association, expected for release early next week, will provide suggestions for how the city of New York can empower community boards.
AM New York
November 8, 2017, 7am PST
The Forest Park Southeast neighborhood in St. Louis has completed a years-long planning process—the result is a new form-based code.
nextSTL