The Best Cities to Take Your Dog for a Walk
For the good doggos.
How Pit Bull Bans Exacerbate Housing Issues
While many places have eliminated their breed-specific bans, some counties hold on to outdated stereotypes that create additional challenges in an already tight housing market.
Ranking the Best Cities for Dog Parks
A lawn service company has created a ranking of the U.S. cities with the best dog parks.
Friday Happy Hour: Minneapolis Has its First Dog Bar
Unleashed Hounds and Hops is calling itself the state of Minnesota's first dog bar.
Dog Parks Are Everywhere, but Where Did They Start?
Giving dogs the opportunity to play and socialize without restraint has its roots in the free speech movement in Berkeley, California.
Dog Parks and Gentrification
When is a dog park more than just a park for dogs?
San Francisco Taking a Proactive Approach to Poop
The problem of feces in the public realm is rampant in San Francisco, so the city is launching a new "Poop Patrol."
No Dogs Allowed at One Colorado State Park
A state park in the Colorado Springs area tried allowing dogs on trails over the summer, but too many people complained about the impact of the canines on the wilderness experience.
Are Dog Parks Taking Space from People in Cities?
The number of dog parks in the United States has almost doubled since 2007. Some worry these spaces are not welcoming or could signal gentrification.
How Planning Can Help Dogs and Humans Co-Exist
Not everyone is sold on the idea of dogs as "man's best friend," and not everyone is comfortable navigating a public realm where dogs are crowdsourcing their marks. What are planners to do?
Is Eugene, Oregon's Downtown Dog Ban, a Stealth Ban on Homeless?
The Eugene City Council enacted a 'trial dog ban' in downtown to protect public safety after complaints of aggressive dogs.
Following Fido: Considering Other Measures of Gentrification
The most effective measure of gentrification will not be a magic bullet, but rather a constellation of variables aimed at addressing its processual and multi-dimensional character.
Other Species Value Transit, Too
In Seattle, a four-legged denizen uses the city's public transit system on her own to get to and from her favorite place.
Op-Ed Criticizes Dog Owners' Use of Public Spaces in Chicago
A scathing op-ed by Joanne Cleaver provides a laundry list of public spaces and parks in Chicago spoiled, in her opinion, by heavy use from the canine companions of residents.
Revitalization's Best Friend
Marissa Gluck attributes downtown L.A.'s resurgence to some unlikely community development partners - our four-legged friends.
Will Dogs Return To Downtown Santa Cruz?
Banished for 35 years, the merchants themselves have asked the city council to loosen this legislative leash. Dog-walking visitors are surprised when police inform them of the current law, and merchants seek the business that they provide.
Friday Bummer: Dog City to Face Mass Executions
A small city outside of Bogota, Colombia, has been overrun by stray dogs. With more than 30,000 strays on the streets, the city's mayor is calling for them to be killed.
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