Urban Land Institute
What Makes a High Quality Park?
A new report can help park developers and managers assess quality, park by park and systemwide, to make investments and address disparities in access to high quality parks.
Creative Placemaking a Boon for Underserved Communities, Report Says
The work of Chicago urban planner and developer Theaster Gates provides a proof of concept in a new report from the Urban Land Institute.
UrbanPlan Program Aims to Inspire a More Diverse Generation of Planners
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.
Report: Housing Construction Not Meeting Middle Class Needs
The construction industry is building less "attainable housing" than demanded by the market.
A 'Walk in the Park' Needs a 'Walk to the Park'
Several strategies and initiatives seek to make parks more accessible on foot in the county of Los Angeles. Clement Lau, an L.A. County planner, summarizes a few of these strategies and initiatives.
Theaster Gates Brings Together Planning and Art to Empower Communities
His work in Chicago has created spaces that protect and celebrate black lives and experience.
Challenges of Access to Low Wage Jobs in the Suburbs
Companies struggling to get employees to work are turning to a variety of transportation alternatives not traditionally covered by transit agencies.
National Partners Launch the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign
The 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign launched earlier this month.
Water-Smart Green Infrastructure: The Private Sector Steps Up
A new Urban Land Institute Report details the increasing implementation of citywide green infrastructure networks, including investments on both public and privately owned sites.
Nation's Only Privately Funded Express Rail Service to Launch in July
Good and bad news for followers of Brightline, a South Florida rail start-up. Service between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale begins in July, with Miami soon thereafter, but opponents may hamper extension to Orlando.
City of San Carlos
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City of Rohnert Park
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.