The latest in urban planning, placemaking, and citizen action:

  • Embracing impermanence: flexible use of shared space creates a vibrant environment. [Worldchanging]
  • Five great ideas for cheap downtown revitalization. [Metromode]
  • Public transit innovation in Istanbul. [Daily Kos]
  • Kalamazoo’s “retail incubator” program aims to hatch new businesses in revitalizing downtowns. [MLive.com]
  • Study: 1 big box store = 6.6% increased risk of car crashes. [The City Fix]
  • Chicago passes the nation’s first “green food resolution.” [Huffington Post]
  • Water fountains in public parks are good for health and the environment. [The Guardian]
  • Enter APTA’s video contest and win a free year of public transportation! [APTA]
  • Finding consistency in “traces” left by spontaneous urban footpaths. [Moscow Times]