The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • On “big bangs, slums and suburbia”: a call to move away from Big Bang urbanism. [Archinect]
  • Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer asks citizens to dream big about downtown’s potential. [Wichita Eagle]
  • Insights from Michael Cohen on San Francisco’s planning paradox. [SF Gate]
  • In Oregon, farmers markets serve as a connection between local farms and schools. [Bend Weekly]
    • Cul-de-sac no more? Virgina’s Department of Transportation pushes to connect street networks. [Washington Post]
    • Boston Mayor John Tobin calls for reopening the Hancock Tower observation deck to the public. [Boston Globe]