We’re excited to announce that PPS has been chosen as a beneficiary of a week-long Earth Day fundraiser at Urban Outfitters, a store which carries clothing, accessories, books, and apartment wares for young women and men. Through Sunday, April 25, in all 140 participating stores throughout the country, Urban Outfitters will make a small donation to PPS for every person who declines to take a shopping bag with their purchase.

We plan to use this donation to support research on how to create multi-use destinations. These busy, vibrant squares, streets, markets, and waterfronts cluster uses together and reduce our dependency on transportation, opening the way to a greener future. Understanding why these places work (and what makes them fail) is the first step towards making cities everywhere more sustainable.