The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • Jahn Gehl talks about the scars of Robert Moses’ reign in New York and the feasibility of making New York’s streets more pedestrian-friendly in a tough economy. [Des Moines Register]
  • Frederick, MD could repeal a 2 year old ban on open containers in county parks [WMDT]
  • The Bush administration, which admonished Clinton for hurriedly passing last minute executive orders on his way out of office by protecting parks and wildlife areas, is doing the same thing. Only in this case, the Bush administration is using pollution to beat up on the public parks. [Denver Post}
  • City planners in Lawrence and Douglass Counties, Kansas aim to change a traffic code in order to 'build neighborhoods instead of more automobile-oriented subdivisions' [LJ World]
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