February 23, 2017, 5am PST
The new Transit-Walkability Collaborative works to create safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.
June 2, 2016, 10am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.
February 3, 2016, 7am PST
Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman launch a withering critique of the sharing economy as we know it, and envision "sharing cities" built around technologies that put community before commerce.
May 11, 2014, 10am PDT
Open Access to Deyle, Robert E., and Ryan E. Wiedenman. "Collaborative Planning by Metropolitan Planning Organizations A Test of Causal Theory."
February 2, 2014, 5am PST
In Philadelphia, an alliance of unusual suspects worked together to convince the city to create the land bank. The law isn't perfect but the new land bank will significantly improve the city’s vacant property process.
September 18, 2013, 5am PDT
With a legacy of controversy dating back to the urban renewal schemes of the 1950s and 60s, arriving at a plan to develop a six-acre parcel on Manhattan's Lower East Side was no easy task. But after a collaborative process a vision has emerged.
September 14, 2013, 11am PDT
Rather than bringing a powerpoint presentation and ritzy renderings to a meeting with neighborhood residents, developer Omar Blaik brought blank sheets of paper. The result? A process devoid of the usual rancor and a denser design than zoning allows.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 15, 2013, 11am PDT
As the world's centers of business and politics compete to create ever more lucrative commercial and residential zones, creative spaces are being razed and redeveloped. Is the ability to nurture creativity and diversity being lost in the process?
May 2, 2012, 8am PDT
The seven largest metros in the nation are teaming up to unify the technologies that are revolutionizing life in the city, Steve Towns reports.
January 2, 2011, 11am PST
American City & County Magazine picks 6 "crown communities" for 2010, which it says "exhibit the qualities that build strong communities: cooperation, creativity and leadership."
December 30, 2009, 10am PST
This essay from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> calls for greater collaboration in urban design -- both amongst designers and architects, and with the surrounding community.
May 4, 2009, 5am PDT
City government is made up of many individual parts. Though they need to work together, they aren't typically very good at it -- especially in big cities.
August 19, 2008, 10am PDT
Jay Walljasper reflects on the historical meaning of American independence, and how today's meaning is leading people away from working towards the common good.