The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

- A Blue Movement: New York City residents fight for meaningful community input in waterfront projects [Gotham Gazette]

- A proposed Willamette River bridge could alleviate tensions between cyclists and pedestrians [OregonLive]

- Winners in the America’s Favorite Farmers Market competition are announced [Drovers]

- One traffic cop knows how to have a good time while she’s on the job [NY Daily News]

- Collier County community members are undertaking an expansive project to rethink the potential of their community [NaplesNews]

- A recently approved Hudson River Park development will use shipping containers for materials and focus on renting retail space to local artists [ArchDaily]

- New York City kicked off another successful season of Summer Streets events [Streetsblog]

- The top 20 finalists are announced in Inhabitat’s Reurbia competition [Inhabitat]