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Ferguson

August 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
An Urban Land Institute program brings students into the discussion and gives them the tools to make a difference in the planning processes that define their communities.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 28, 2015, 6am PDT
Sixty years after Brown v. Board, exclusionary zoning and school district rules still promote the economic and racial segregation of public schools.
City Observatory
Blog post
July 1, 2015, 9am PDT
Laws designed to keep pedestrians off streets are not merely useless, but create a variety of social harms.
Michael Lewyn
May 14, 2015, 11am PDT
As the world's cities grow ever larger, local governments constantly ask themselves which is better: amalgamating into one metro-wide government, or maintaining autonomy among fragmented jurisdictions? The answer remains unclear.
The Guardian
February 16, 2015, 5am PST
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
NPR
December 15, 2014, 11am PST
The themes of race, poverty, and change in America are as relevant as ever, as our nation grapples with the recent tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York.
Penn Institute for Urban Research
December 1, 2014, 1pm PST
Freeways have a rare ability to symbolize both a mundane convenience and a bulwark of segregation. One columnist notes the powerful act of protesting racial injustice by closing freeways.
nextSTL
September 24, 2014, 2pm PDT
Ken Leiser shares the results of survey finding that "Blacks are far more likely than whites to live in poverty, to be unemployed and to drop out of school in the St. Louis region."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 18, 2014, 6am PDT
A post by Brookings explains how the racial tensions and violent clashes between police and protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are a symptom of common contemporary archetype: the impoverished suburb.
Brookings
December 17, 2008, 9am PST
DeSoto and Ferguson are the first two cities in Missouri to adopt Complete Street plans. The ordinances are in place to encourage walking and biking, and, ultimately, healthier lifestyles.
Land Online