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The creators of “tactical urbanism” sit down with Streetsblog to talk about where their quick-build methods are going in a historic moment that is finally centering real community engagement.

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Walter Hood, ASLA, author of “Black Landscapes Matter”, discusses planning and designing landscapes that allow for a diversity of narratives and perspectives, instead of homogenized landscapes that just say one thing to one group of people.

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Our cities weren’t created equal, but they don’t have to stay that way. Cities are complex organisms shaped by myriad forces, but their organization bears the fingerprints of planners and policy makers who have shaped them for decades. At the root of many of these practices is racism, and modern cities bear the legacy of that discrimination.

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Data ownership is broken. Whilst national governments are not yet owning up to the responsibility of building public service alternatives to big data corporations, some cities around the world are testing new approaches in putting people back in control of their data and using it for the public good.

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In our Unprecedented series, we’re introducing you to public servants and civic tech practitioners whose work is making a real difference for residents during COVID-19. Chime in on Twitter using the #unprecedented hashtag.

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Doubling the size of Tampa’s downtown, Water Street re-envisions 53 acres of the city’s underutilized waterfront as the world’s first WELL-certified neighborhood. Designed to promote physical and mental health, the new neighborhood includes amenities like advanced recycling systems, outdoor physical activity programming, and a community wellness center.

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Interview with the the lucky local government professional who was hired as a consultant for the show “Parks and Recreation.” 

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Professor Richard Florida says after some initial adjustments, cities will continue to play a central role in the national economy.

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In this March 2020 episode of Transportation Talk, AMATS Director Curtis Baker and City Architecture Principal Alex Pesta have a freewheeling discussion regarding the transportation planning process – not only in the Greater Akron area – but across the nation.  Baker Other topics discussed by the duo include the importance of public engagement and the …

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One of the crucial first steps to creating a local government that works for residents is for cities to publish their information and data for anyone to access, but the truth is that open datasets…
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Warren Logan, a Bay Area transportation planner, has new ideas about how to truly engage diverse communities in city planning. Hint: It starts with listening.
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Cynthia Curry, director IoT ecosystem expansion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber, outlines the areas of emphasis city and business leaders in Atlanta, GA, identified to transform Atlanta into a leading smart city.
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Discover the greatest challenges and opportunities for nonprofits leveraging data and technology in this expert interview with Civic Hall, a collaborative community center dedicated to embedding civic values at the intersection of tech and society.
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This week we are talking about deepening democracy in our communities through participatory budgeting and participatory decision making more broadly.
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Marcus Westbury of Renew Australia reveals insights on a new model for revitalization that harnesses the creativity of the local community and explains ways that "cheap" place-by-place interventions can create new life for an entire district.
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A Q&A with Vancouver councillor and civic tech entrepreneur Colleen Hardwick
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