The latest in urban planning, placemaking and citizen action:

  • The city of Calgary is planning on installing as many as 22 cameras around the city in higher crime areas as a way of adding security. [Calgary Herald]
  • Dallas makes an effort to break the habit of urban planning around the automobile. [Dallas Morning News]
  • Redefining asphalt as an aesthetic, not just a practicality. [Boston.com]
  • Concealed, loaded weapons are now allowed in public parks, after the Bush administration overturned a 25 year old law. [Environment News Service]
  • Facing a tough market, Columbus, OH developers try to use land for parks instead of condos. [Columbus Dispatch]
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