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The San Antonio Progressive Alliance organized a community meeting on Participatory Budgeting that was held last night at Brick at Bluestar. The meeting featured a presentation by Palo Alto Community…
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The design studio Pensa envisions the way autonomous vehicles could transform far more than our streets.
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This week I traveled from Northville, MI to Madison, WI with a stop in Chicago, IL. Three distinctly different places. All successful in their own way. Northville is an old Victorian town of 6,000 …
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Drones will transform the way buildings are designed, the way they look and the way they are used, according to architect Mark Dytham
Sarah CD's curator insight, June 8, 2017 8:41 AM

L'impact des drones sur nos villes et bâtiments de demain ! 

Sarah CD's curator insight, June 8, 2017 8:46 AM

Quand les drones arriveront en ville ! 

From coast to coast and in middle America, more sensible parking policies are taking hold and may be the quickest path to urban revitalization.
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I was born and raised in Hong Kong and lived there until my family moved to New York in 2001. Work brought me back to Hong Kong in 2014 and I am always trying to resolve social issues here via research, projects, volunteering and teaching. One of the biggest problems we have in Hong Kong …
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In 2016, Curious City embarked on a year-long outreach project to find out what residents from underrepresented Chicago neighborhoods wanted to hear. What they discovered offers lessons for all journalists interested in effective community engagement.
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An enlightened citizenry begins with citizens being educated to assess issues, form reasoned opinions, and navigate the political process.
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'Not all planners are plansplainers, but like men and mansplaining, there is a tendency.'
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The comeback of distressed and lost communities is the story of Bill Clinton’s America, not Donald Trump’s.
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Uber’s UberPool service, which attempts to gather multiple people on a single vehicle going the same way, is undergoing some tinkering that will make it even more like fixed route transit.  Andrew J. Hawkins at Verge has the story: [UberPool riders] are being prompted to walk to the closest corner or intersection for more convenient …
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New study examines how bus and bicycling travel times interact in stressful street networks As cities move forward with ambitious plans to revamp bus services and add dedicated bike infrastructure, which in turn will help draw riders and bicyclists, the level of comfort in nearby streets still play a large role. Streets free of the... Read more »
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The "greening" of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient…
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Could self-driving cars bring on more affordable housing? Should car companies slap a “warning label” on private autos? At a national summit of mobility leaders, some big thoughts came up.
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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 09, 2017 -- The 2017 Greater Seattle Civic Health Index is scheduled for public release May 23 by Seattle CityClub. In collaboration
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The makers of Pokémon Go, touted for its potential to activate sedentary Americans since its release last year, will take more initiative to participate in community-based events. "Niantic, the maker of Pokémon Go, is teaming up with the Knight Foundation in a multiyear commitment promoting civic engagement in communities," reports Mark Wilson.
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Learn how to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of your complete street project that goes beyond numbers of community buy in and compelling grant applications.
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In honor of the pioneering urbanist, who would have been 101 years old this week, citizens are organizing "Jane's Walks" in cities across the globe. This week, it's been 101 years since Jane Jacobs was born. As they have for a decade, Jacobs aficionados are celebrating the urbanist icon by organizing and participating in "Jane's Walks."
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Smart cities are usually optimised like a business for speed and efficiency. Placemaking can slow down cities to improve health and wellbeing and promote more democratic engagement of citizens.
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Interest in public art is surging as funders look for new ways to engage audiences. We take a deep dive into who's funding what in this space, and some questions that are arising.

 

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While taking a year off to travel around the world with her family, Miriam Levin has been looking at new models of participatory democracy that puts decision-making power in the hands of the citizens.   When 40,000 people in Brazil emailed all the Congress party leaders on one day, they stopped a law granting amnesty for corruption …
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To close out National Poetry Month, we rounded up poems that translate gentrification and the housing crisis into personal terms.
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