The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

- The Toronto Public Space Committee advocates for the corner of one of the city’s busiest intersections to be turned into a public plaza [The Star.com]

- Meg Walker and Cynthia Nikitin take part in helping the Bayshore community envision their cultural district [Naples News]

- This summer, Paul Kronenberg rode every inch of New York City’s bike paths [City Room]

- America’s 10 best places to grow up, according to US News and World Report [USnews.com]

- The Northhampton Agricultural Commission establishes a farmers market committee in response to the rapidly growing number of markets in the area [Gazettenet.com]

- A bus stop swing makes waiting just a little more fun [Dvice]