Better Block

Tactical Urbanism

7 Grassroots Strategies Empowering Urban Communities

These grassroots strategies are helping urban neighborhoods improve the quality of life for many of their citizens.

September 10, 2020 - Devin Partida

Orlando Experiments With Temporary Road Diets

Beginning this month, Orlando officials will temporarily test a half-mile road diet concept along Curry Ford Road. This tactical urbanism project is expected to last 4 weeks.

March 18, 2018 - Modern Cities

Better Block Earns Rave Reviews in Akron

A Better Block installation took over the streets of Kenmoore in Akron, Ohio last weekend.

September 7, 2017 - Akron Beacon Journal

Downtown Miami

Miami's Giant Pop Up Recreates Downtown Street

Temporary installation is the first attempt to showcase possible improvements that could transform Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami into street rivaling the Embarcadero in San Francisco

March 14, 2017 - Modern Cities

Better Block Project Celebrates Diversity in Akron

The Exchange House will open in February, offering a hostel and much more for the immigrant communities of Akron's North Hill neighborhood.

January 16, 2017 -

Tactical Urbanism

Five Low Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier

What do you do when you realize your city is never going to be able to subsidize enough businesses to create the jobs you need?

January 10, 2017 - Modern Cities

Dallas, Knox Street

Dallas Mixes Residential Development With a Road Diet, Gets Controversy

The Dallas City Council approved a road diet for Knox Street in Dallas, where 1,000 residential units are under construction on an already thriving commercial corridor.

August 29, 2016 - Dallas News

News from HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on PD&R Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

"Rethinking Commuter Rail" podcast & Intercity Bus E-News

Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

Top Books

An annual review of books related to planning.

Top Websites

The best of the Internet—since 2002.

Top Apps

Planning apps for a brave new world.

Top Schools

The definitive ranking of graduate planning programs.

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

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.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.