The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • The Environmental Defense Fund’s Reinventing Transit highlights a new generation of innovative public transit. [EDF.org]
  • In the greater Toronto area, the Tower Renewal Project looks to transform post-war, high-rise, concrete towers with sustainable, suburban development. [Worldchanging]
  • After five years in a New Urbanist community, residents of Glenwood Park reflect on visibility, neighborhood involvement, access and businesses. [The Atlanta-Journal Constitution]
  • Joanne Arnay makes the case for including preservation in urban planning efforts. [The City Newspaper]
  • At the Green Cities Conference and Expo, officials, planners, architects and advocacy groups discussed how to pitch a ‘green’ agenda. [NY Times Blog]
  • In San Francisco, the Great Streets Program (a PPS collaboration) hits the ground running. [Streetsblog]