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Poems That Show How Gentrification Is Personal

From www.citylab.com

To close out National Poetry Month, we rounded up poems that translate gentrification and the housing crisis into personal terms.
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Lyft Shuttle Test in Chicago and San Francisco Sure Does Resemble a Bus

From www.planetizen.com

Lyft's shuttle service runs along a pre-determined route during peak commuting times and you can pay for it with your Lyft app. Silicon Valley companies seem to love the word innovate, but the new shuttle service from Lyft feels like bus service.
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Entrepreneurs across the country will power America’s next wave of innovation

From www.therenewalproject.com

Celebrating innovation, strength, and ingenuity in communities across the country
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Why Hyperlocal News Matters

From rosehillnewsonline.wordpress.com

By Aimee Winkfield Rose Hill News is a free hyperlocal newspaper that gets delivered to 3000+ homes and businesses in and around the Rose Hill estate. The news gets written by local residents who volunteer their time to write about what goes on in their community. Although the Oxford Mail also covers Rose Hill from…
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The Pursuit of Civic Innovation ROI

From meetingoftheminds.org

Conventional wisdom on Civic Innovation is that we have all the right ingredients to change government: The timing, the talent, and the technology are all
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Boss, it’s my civic engagement day

From blog.timesunion.com

Likening off-time for civic engagement to be as important as off-time for vacation, sickness or family time, tech startup Polaroid Swing publicly announced that it is offering paid time off for emp…
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We Shape Buildings, But Do Buildings Really Shape Us?

From commonedge.org

It’s an article of faith for most architects and designers, but the scientific evidence for this belief is sadly lacking.
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Manifesto for an Intercultural Urbanism

From www.planetizen.com

What are the philosophical and practical commitments of an approach to urban planning that respects cultural differences in ways of being and building?
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It’s time to spend less time on Facebook and actually learn something

From www.technologyreview.com

Chastened by the negative effects of social media, Mark Zuckerberg says he will tweak his service and upgrade society in the process. Should any company be that powerful?
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The Graphic Novel Teaching Chicago Teens About Urban Planning

From www.citylab.com

The graphic novel No Small Plans aims to empower the city’s youth through stories about their neighborhoods.
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How Seattle Is Dismantling a NIMBY Power Structure

From nextcity.org

At a time when rents are soaring and development is more contentious than ever before, a little-known city agency is rethinking its role in neighborhood planning.
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Youth Advocates Work to Boost Civic Engagement in Communities of Color

From newamericamedia.org

New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America's communications industry.
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CaGBC launches interactive green building toolkit

From renx.ca

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has launched an interactive toolkit to help guide groups in green building and sustainable community development.
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Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

From www.infrastructureusa.org

DRIVERLESS FUTURE was developed by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz to show the significant influence autonomous vehicles and ridesharing can have on our
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IAP2 Australasia 2016 Conference: Keynote #3 Youth Participatory Budgeting Empowering Young People

From www.youtube.com

Shari Davis is responsible for the strategic development and management of The Participatory Budget Project’s (PBP) network building work and for launching

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Going down the rabbit hole of sprawl repair

From www.strongtowns.org

It’s very easy to get caught up in beautiful renderings but the truth is, most of suburbia is beyond repair. We must make strategic investments in the places that have the best chance for success.

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Play-Full & Playful Cities | The City of Play: Architecture, Design, Research, Engagement, Scotland

From www.thecityofplay.co.uk

If we accept that there is more to life than existence, work and everyday functioning, and we acknowledge the role ‘playing’ has in our development as individu
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How fire chiefs and traffic engineers make places less safe

From www.cnu.org

Normal, walkable streets are under attack in Celebration, Florida. The battle threatens your neighborhood, wherever you live.
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Who Owns Your Face?

From www.nextgov.com

Advertising companies, tech giants, data collectors, and the federal government, it turns out.
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THE ARTFUL CITY: An Interview with Sean Martindale 

From spacing.ca

Interview by: Melanie Fasche Sean Martindale is a Canadian artist and designer currently based in Toronto. He holds a Master of Fine Art from OCAD University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Design from Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Sean’s playful works question and offer alternatives for existing public spaces, infrastructure and materials found in the urban …
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