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Great idea: Rethinking parking

From www.cnu.org

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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How Minimalism Can Make Cities Happier - NewCities

From newcities.org

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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Engaging Pittsburgh’s Bus Stops: Bus Stops as Public Spaces - Project for Public Spaces

From www.pps.org

As the host of 18th Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference in Pittsburgh, PA, Project for Public Spaces vowed to install community-based Lighter-Quicker-Cheaper (LQC) projects that brought placemaking to Pittsburgh and connected our conference to the community. We wanted to generate an exciting project that combined the spirit of active transportation and Placemaking with Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods.
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Lessons from India in building urban resilience

From www.citiscope.org

In a new book, the people behind a well-known Indian consultancy and think tank discuss what they've learned working in cities.
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Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice

From www.fordfoundation.org

Why you should care about bots if you care about social justice
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The empathy machine: can VR stop bad city developments before they happen?

From www.theguardian.com

From ‘meeting’ a resident affected by HS2 to ‘cycling’ along a proposed bike lane through the city, VR can have a powerful impact in the real world
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What is Participatory Budgeting? An Explainer

From medium.com

Participatory Budgeting — or PB — is democracy in action, though many of us (cough — including myself one month ago — cough) didn’t know how it works. PB gives us the opportunity to prioritize issues…
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Four Guiding Principles for Difficult Conversations

From facingtoday.facinghistory.org

Facing History's Tanya Huelett shares four guiding principles to help you navigate difficult conversations.
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Lessons in audience engagement from Chicago’s Curious City

From www.cjr.org

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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Chicago Youth Help Decide Where Public Funds Go

From nextcity.org

Of the city's 50 wards, nine are using participatory budgeting to engage residents in spending decisions.
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Gather your neighbors and start your own Strong Towns action group

From www.strongtowns.org

How I stopped being frustrated by my city and started working to improve
it, with the help of my neighbors.
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'Everything in civic tech is an entry point': On the beauty of hackathons

From technical.ly

Hackathons — and launchpads, as city staffer Andy Viren explains.
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We Must Understand It to Govern It: Building An Enlightened Citizenry

From www.2civility.org

An enlightened citizenry begins with citizens being educated to assess issues, form reasoned opinions, and navigate the political process.
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14 Ways to Make Local Government More Accessible

From elgl.org

This guest reflection is by ELGL member and NRC Marketing Manager Angelica Wedell. “OPEN” is a four-letter-word, but one that local governments today need no longer avoid. Making the profession mor…
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As They Rally Around Rezonings, Planners Often ‘Plansplain’

From citylimits.org

'Not all planners are plansplainers, but like men and mansplaining, there is a tendency.'
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A Road Trip Through Rusting and Rising America

From www.nytimes.com

The comeback of distressed and lost communities is the story of Bill Clinton’s America, not Donald Trump’s.
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The Receding Fantasy of Affordable Urban Transit "To Your Door"

From humantransit.org

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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City of Orlando advances new ‘Smart ORL’ initiative, aims to become prototype city for smart cities technologies

From www.brookings.edu

Orlando has used the 'Green Works Orlando' program to serve as a central platform to enhance the city’s long-term sustainability. It’s breadth of focus areas demonstrate how seriously they take the concept of environmental sustainability.
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Low-stress streets mean more biking, greater transit access - Mobility Lab

From mobilitylab.org

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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Every City Wants to Be Innovative. How Can They Get There?

From www.govtech.com

Warren Lemmens, the CTO of Nokia Oceania, discusses Australia's emerging smart city landscape — and what the U.S. can learn from it.
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Civic Tech Cities: researching US government inhouse technologies / mySociety

From www.mysociety.org

mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise that exists to invent and popularise websites and apps that enable citizens around the world to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
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Biophilic Cities - Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

From vimeo.com

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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5 Tips for Civic Dialogue in an Online World

From facingtoday.facinghistory.org

Five tips for young people and adults to practice positive civic dialogue in a digital landscape.
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